DODGE RAM SRT-10 Radiator Support Cap
Radiator Support Cap
1- ¾” x 12”Length of Attachment Tape
2-1 ½” Black Washer Head Screws
2- Large Chrome Snap Caps
2- 1” Chrome Bolt Covers
Your new radiator support
cover is a unique accessory designed to restyle an area of your truck
that otherwise could not be customized. To enjoy this custom part it
will be necessary to perform some modifications to the radiator support
area in order for it to accept this part.
Your radiator support comes
to you with a protective liner. Do not remove liner until installation
The trucks air box top
support bracket is an extruded plastic tab that must be sanded flush
to the radiator support so that the new stainless cover can lay over
this area and extend across to the factory fender bolt (see picture
#1). The easiest and fastest way to accomplish this is with a common
cut off wheel. Simply shave the plastic gusset off the extended tab
protruding from the air box all the way to the radiator support.
Since the factory radiator support bolt that fastens this bracket
rest higher then the one next to it, it will also be necessary to
use the cut off wheel to level the height so that they are both
even. If done properly the new stainless cover will lay over this
area concealing the modification completely (see picture #2).
The next two areas to be
modified are the two hood stop receivers. Remove the two plastic
hood stops and set aside. You will notice that the black plastic
receivers have a pretty substantial wedge shape to them. This shape
must also be shaved to a level shape in order to accept the new
part. Simply file these two square hood stop bases flush with the
front part of the radiator support then as close to the support as
you can at the back without shaving it completely off (see picture
#3). This will create an adequate plane which will accept the new
part. Finally you have been supplied with a length of 3M attachment
tape. This tape is to be applied directly to the radiator support
areas behind the hood latch and at both the left and right sides.
Scrub these areas first with household rubbing alcohol to remove any
dirt the swipe once with the adhesive promoter provided (see picture
#4). Before you place the attachment tape to the two side areas tap
these two humps down slightly with a hammer to level the area a
little more then place the tape into position.
With all the above
preparations made remove the two front fender bolts. Place the new
radiator support cover into position. Although your new cap comes to
you pre shaped it will be necessary to gently adjust its shape by
hand in order to achieve a nice contoured fit. Simply center the
cover and work the ends down into the shape of the radiator support
especially into the curved area as you match up the fender bolt
holes at the two ends. Also be sure to line up the two hood stop
areas. You may temporarily install the hood stops to help keep the
cover in position as you form the two ends.
Once shaping is complete
peel the red release liner from the attachment tape that you placed
earlier and carefully place the new cover into position. Press
firmly to set all taped areas. Work the cover to the sides and force
the cover into the curve of the support and line up the fender bolt
holes and insert the bolts at both ends and snug down.
You will notice a small
hole at both ends of the new cover centered at the curved area.
Drill a pilot hole with a 9/64 drill bit at both locations and blow
away any and all shavings. Place the two #8 pan head screws provided
thru the two white screw cover sockets provided and fasten the cover
just snug to the support. Then snap the two chrome screw cover
provided in place. Tighten the fender bolts. You have been provided
with two 1” chrome bolt covers for these fender bolts simply glue
them over the bolt heads using a small dab of 100% clear household
silicone and allow a couple of hours to set.
Remove protective liner.
If any questions occur
during installation please call American Car Craft at 727 861-1500.
Note: Care must be
taken when cleaning your cover. It is a good idea to lightly dust your
cover with a clean soft cloth first in order to prevent any particles
from scratching it. Then wipe (using a new clean soft cloth) with a good
quality streak free glass cleaner.
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