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|11-17-2015 11:21 AM|
Awesome thanks. I did a hitch on the 12 sport and trimmed it in with a large pair of offset tin snips, a hacksaw blade in a dry wall saw handle and LOTS of patience and relief cuts...
When I trimmed in my fender liners I found that my skill hand held jigsaw worked awesome - I just taped and cut to the tape.
|11-16-2015 08:20 PM|
Air Dam Template
I recently installed the Draw-Tite 65055 Front Receiver on my 2015 and I reinstalled the lower air-dam. Looking at the Installation Instructions online, I decided to use the "optional" cut-out dimensions.
The total size of the top surface of the "T" cut-out is; 7" Wide (across the top) X 1-5/8". The width of the cut-out (to fit over the receiver tongue) is, 2-9/16" Wide X 2", therefore the total size of the T = 7" W X 3-5/8" Tall.
The width of the two openings shown for clearance of the bolts on the "lip" of the air-dam is; 2-1/16" Wide. Make a cardboard T template and tape it to the outside (against the lip) and follow air-dam's curve and trace the outline of the "T" template onto the air-dam using a scribe or a fine point white marking pencil.
I did not have the proper tools for cutting the plastic air-dam, and I ordered a; SHARK-SAW Series PULLSAW Plastic Pipe Saw, which must be "pulled" to cut to obtain a smooth cut. Caution! The teeth bite plastic like a bear! The combination of plenty of patience and careful use of the saw and a utility knife, the cut-outs fit perfect. NOTE: This template is only for the Draw-Tite hitch because other manufacturers have a different type of support structure attached to the tongue of the receiver.