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Old May 26th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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Help Installing WingTop Chequer Plates

I am trying to install wing top chequer plates. I am using the supplied nuts, washers and screws. I cant reach all of the screws from the bottom (underside of wing top- specifically near the headlights on each side)
do any of you have any tips?
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Old May 26th, 2010, 02:58 PM
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If you can borrow a rivnut tool, you will be better off. Hope that helps. Will be able to take them on and off easily.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 03:07 PM
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Can I still use a rivnut tool if i have already drilled holes in the wing tops the diameter of the screws supplied in the kit?
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Old May 26th, 2010, 03:18 PM
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I think I took my headlights out, if I remember correctly. It was a squeeze, but I believe I could reach the fronts from there.

They're pretty easy to remove.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 03:43 PM
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+1 on removing the headlights

i actually installed mine yesterday
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Old May 26th, 2010, 04:26 PM
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Definitely remove the headlights. Mounted my Mammouth wing top protectors last night. I added the CNC aluminum vent covers but unfortunately the stock screws would not catch on the passenger side. Need to find some longer ones to get it done right.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:31 PM
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If you go the rivnut route you will have to make the holes a bit bigger. That is the route I went.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 10:45 PM
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Mine are riveted on.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:00 PM
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I riveted all of mine ( 110 and prior 90 )
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Old May 27th, 2010, 05:52 PM
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+1 for riveted. It provides a really nice look. I also clear coated mine and used pond liner as rubber buffer in between the plates and the wing tops which makes for a very tight, solid fit.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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I took my passenger side headlight our for the screws...
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I just reach under the wing from the inside of the engine bay and never had to remove a headlight or anything
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Old June 7th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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I used button head ss allen screws, 3/16" diameter and
milled the the "almond" of the 5 bars wherever it was
in the way, to have a flat seating for the screw head.
My advice: paint the hole !
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