Mounting Devol Radiator Guards
Posted August 17, 2004 - 09:33 AM
My Guards got here today. The mounting instructions lack a lot to be desired in my opinion.
Got a couple of questions if ya'll would indulge.
Are you supposed to put the white nylon/plastic air direction louvers back under the new guard?
I assume you mount the brackets that hold the guard over the outside of the new guard. The guard is tapped to accept the screws, so I know of no way to tighten them unless you do.
The rear brace comes very close to the back of the radiator. If it was to bend, it seems likely that it would damage the radiator in the process. Has anyone had this happen?
Thanks for your time. I would appreciate any help on this matter.
I got it figured out after doing a search. Thanks anyway guys.
Posted August 17, 2004 - 12:02 PM
"I assume you mount the brackets that hold the guard over the outside of the new guard. The guard is tapped to accept the screws, so I know of no way to tighten them unless you do"
Again, I don't know what you're going for here, but I do believe that you will need a phillips screwdriver and an 8mm socket to tighten all of the hardware. There are 6 longer bolts that will replace the stock bolts going through the grommets into the frame. Those should be 8mm. Then there are some screws (4 I think) that mount on the side to connect the guard to the strap or brace. You will use all of the stock shroud hardware in the original locations.
I don't know about the back of the guard bending the radiator, but I know damn well without these guards what happened to mine. I don't think there is any 100% guarantee with any guard or brace, but the Devol guards are much better than the plastic guards and shrouds being the only protection in stock trim.
Hope this helps.
Posted August 17, 2004 - 12:39 PM
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Thanks again for your help.
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