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Old 5th-June-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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Questions about assembling my TCI front clip

Hey guys, I have my front clip mostly assembled besides the body. I need to get some clarification as I don't feel the instructions provided are clear enough.

First off, where am I supposed to use these spacers?



Second, I have the inner fenders installed and bolted to the front radiator support. The front radiator support seems like a long bolt should go through from top to bottom but is not going to fit as is. Do I need to ream these out? I just stuck a small bolt in there now.



Third, Should the inner fender panels line up with the hood hinge bracket? I feel like this should.



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Hey guys, I have my front clip mostly assembled besides the body. I need to get some clarification as I don't feel the instructions provided are clear enough.

First off, where am I supposed to use these spacers?



Second, I have the inner fenders installed and bolted to the front radiator support. The front radiator support seems like a long bolt should go through from top to bottom but is not going to fit as is. Do I need to ream these out? I just stuck a small bolt in there now.



Third, Should the inner fender panels line up with the hood hinge bracket? I feel like this should.



Thanks!
Bolt Kit 002 should be a pair of 1/2" button head bolts, short nylocks and A/N washers. Looks like that one was mispackaged. Send me an e-mail with your original order information(packing slip should have the order# on it) and I'll ship out a new bolt kit asap. jason@totalcostinvolved.com

The core support will use two separate bolts for the upper and lower. We apologize for that. That change has not been implemented in the install manual yet.

The hinge bracket will not line up perfectly with the panel. We leave a gap so there is plenty room for panel adjustment. Yours does seem excessive though so we'd suggest placing some spacers/washers in there.

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I had the same issue 9pm on a fri night, so i used process of elimination, read entire instructions, than started sorting bolts to parts in the most obvious order-pics! N it all came together nicely. Google was my friend. It was a simple error, n the quality n fitment of everything was so good that i quickly forgot about all the mislabeld hardware we started off with.
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Bolt Kit 002 should be a pair of 1/2" button head bolts, short nylocks and bronze A/N washers. Looks like that one was mispackaged. Send me an e-mail with your original order information(packing slip should have the order# on it) and I'll ship out a new bolt kit asap. jason@totalcostinvolved.com

The core support will use two separate bolts for the upper and lower. We apologize for that. That change has not been implemented in the install manual yet.

The hinge bracket will not line up perfectly with the panel. We leave a gap so there is plenty room for panel adjustment. Yours does seem excessive though so we'd suggest placing some spacers/washers in there.

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Jason,

Thank you for the reply. I will need to dig around to find my order number...

So the core support bolts from the top and bottom? The instructions say that there are weld nuts but there are not. Do I just use nuts?
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Jason,

Thank you for the reply. I will need to dig around to find my order number...

So the core support bolts from the top and bottom? The instructions say that there are weld nuts but there are not. Do I just use nuts?
Yes, you'll need to use nuts on each side(top/bottom). The manual hasn't been updated since the change to the clip was made(on my "todo list"). The frame head used to be fully encapsulated with weld nuts. To save weight we changed the design.

Did you buy it direct or through a dealer? E-mail me as much info as you can and I'll see if I can find the order.

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Yes, you'll need to use nuts on each side(top/bottom). The manual hasn't been updated since the change to the clip was made(on my "todo list"). The frame head used to be fully encapsulated with weld nuts. To save weight we changed the design.

Did you buy it direct or through a dealer? E-mail me as much info as you can and I'll see if I can find the order.

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He got it from me. His order number is 362796.
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