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radiator support install help?

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by presto, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Jan 3, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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    presto

    presto [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I've been in a few accidents my past few years of owning the truck and i bought a brand new radiator support about a year or 2 ago so i could replace the old beat up one. it is my DD so I've been scared to do it myself. I finally just got a new fender, hood, and grille and i need to replace the radiator support first. So if there is anyone willing to help i could buy you a 12 pack and ill smoke some good stuff with ya :). i can even pay you a little for your time. I can help with the install I'm pretty mechanical. i can meet anywhere in SF bay area east bay included! or i could do it at my buddies house in daly city. ORR at my house in half moon bay.

    i do have tools that i can either bring to you or you can use (including a small welder). probably enough tools to get the job done but not 100% sure.

    thanks.
     
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  2. Jan 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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    johnboyTRD

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    Good luck man, wish I could help, but honestly haven't done any of this before ^
     
  3. Jan 3, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    thanks. yea id be more willing to do it myself if there was more info on the forums but not many people have done it before.. maybe i should make a guide o_O haha
     
  4. Jan 4, 2014 at 2:19 AM
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    it's all just plug n play, if you've ever taken a bumper or grill off, taking off the rad support should be very similar, just bolts. remember to label everything and use zip lock baggies. if you're really paranoid, a go pro, or mini video camera or even small shop digital cam works great for these situations.

    My worry is that your radiator support that's on there now is bent to all hell and won't line up on either side and you'll need a mallet or a sledge to tap that back into place.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2014 at 2:27 AM
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  6. Jan 4, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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    Thats why I didn't speak up :p I've done one before too but not on a Taco. It really is a simple job though, presuming everything lines up.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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    na8rboy

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    It's an easy DIY job. Oh that's right you said you would smoke some good stuff, with anyone that would help...
    Well, maybe if you didn't smoke so much of your, so called good stuff. You would have enough brain cells to do it yourself.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2014 at 10:50 AM
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  9. Jan 4, 2014 at 1:04 PM
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    obviously you don't live in california. i admit tho my brain cell count might be lower than average cause i definitely smoke a lot haha. i have a medical card ;).

    thats what I'm scared of but ill probably attempt it myself next weekend if i don't get anyone to help me.

    thanks I've found a few things about it myself actually so i kind of know what it involves but still something you've never done or seen done before is a daunting task. Also not 100% sure it will line up exactly although the old one isn't TOO bent up..
     
  10. Jan 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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    Unneccessary, go troll on ttora, or the MN forum.

    To OP, my last car had some front end damage before I acquired, and it was a pita to work on bc nothing came off or went back on right. Make sure you have a long breaker.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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    Thank you. Hopefully it will line up decently. What do you mean long breaker? Like a pry bar?
     
  12. Jan 6, 2014 at 4:17 AM
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    I've done one on my Integra if that helps any. My old was was banged up and I switched front ends and now everything lines up except one fender which I think is because of the fender. We'll find out when I buy carbon I guess :(
     
  13. Jan 6, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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  14. Jan 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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    So I finished installing the support yesterday just have to put my bumper, new hood, and water sprayer resivor back. Let me just say it was a PITA. I got it to line up OKish. Definitely looks a lot better now tho. Unfortunately I only took like 1 picture I was in such a hurry to get it all back together..
     
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