Originally Posted by firefighterjeep
I asked him the same thing yesterday. He said they were for supporting the radiator. The factory supports don't reach if you have a body lift.
Can't believe you were actually listening.
Thanks again for the help!
That's correct. Don't over tighten them either or they will come off.
They sure will, I got a little eager on one of them today and had to redo it.
Over tighten them? Mine I simply pulled the old ones off the pins, and pushed the new ones on the pins.
Were those screws/bolts rather than pins?
They are actually held on with 1/4 - 20 - 2.25" torx bolts that thread into hex nuts welded inside of the grill housing. Mine were so gone that I removed the OEM supports the same way you did, then used some "encouragement" to remove the old torx crap and replaced them with some stainless that were 2.5" long because Lowe's didn't have any 2.25 in stock. I'll post some pics below in a minute.
Originally Posted by freakmonkeydog
firefighter315, can you confrim what these are? I bought a BL with no instructions and can't figure out what they're supposed to be for...
What Firefighterjeep and Matt said ^^^......I'll have some pics of those mounted too here in a minute.
Build is looking really nice. I like the work you are doing with protecting the frame. Where did you buy the pro grade Rustoleu,m and the glossmblack oilnbase enamel?B
Thanks! The "professional grade" Rustoleum was the oil based enamel. It is the Rustoleum that comes in the bright silver containers and can be found at just about any paint/hardware/big box store. I use the can and roll it on in several coats using those small sponge rollers. On this frame, I used rattle cans of teh same paint to fill in the area the roller wouldn't reach. We use it on work benches at the FD and it takes a TON of punishment. As with any paint, it's all in the preparation and correct application I guess. Thanks for checking it out!