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So after having my front end damaged by a deer and GM redesigning the radiator support, my RotoFab radiator cover no longer fit. SEE ORIGINAL THREAD HERE. I was randomly searching Improved Racing's website and saw that their support brackets for the VCM intake looked as if they might work for helping to reattach the RotoFab radiator cover. After calling them and speaking with them and initially having them send me the wrong parts we decided that they would send me all the support brackets that they make for the VE and VF model intakes and I could see what (if anything) would work and whatever I didn't use I could send back for a refund. Well, I finally got around to trying to fit everything and this is the solution I came up with.

The brackets with the red rectangles around them are the ones you need. These are part of their VF intake kit. The top ones are to support the outer two mounting locations for the actual air filter housing on the VCM intake. The ones in the lower red rectangle are for the side infill panels that they sell. I ended up only using the one on the right side, but they don't sell them individually so you'll have to get both.



I ended up cutting the side fill panel support bracket in half roughly and mounted it near the fuse box on the passengers side. I had to cut it to be able to rotate it enough that it would line up with the hole near the fuse box on the RotoFab radiator cover.







Next you'll need to mount the two brackets in the top red rectangle in the first picture. I have highlighted how these mount in purple rectangles on the installation instruction from Improved Racing's website.


Now these don't have anywhere to bolt to like in the install instructions (because the install instructions are for a VF). So what I did was line up the bracket on the mounting location and drill a hole where I placed a bolt and nut to hold it roughly in place.

This shows how the bracket mounts:





I then traced around the front edge of the bracket to show me where I needed to drill a hole to be able to place a bolt to hold the bracket in place. Without a bolt (or something else there) the bracket would just slide off the plastic. I drilled a small hole right in the middle and towards the rear of the car so that I could put a bolt through.





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I then also cut the mounting brackets roughly in half. This step isn't necessary, but the brackets seemed to fit better when trimmed down. There's some wire looms that are kind of in the way if you don't trim the brackets down.







I added some 3M double sided tape to help hold the brackets in place and line up the holes with the radiator cover.



After all of that you now are able to mount your radiator cover. The second from the driver's side is unused. I just put an extra clip in there to make it look finished. It's not a 100% perfect fit, but it's pretty close and I'm much happier with having the cover on then having it off.
 

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much better !!
 

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Nice job. I'm in the same fix after having my front end damage repaired. Thanks.
 

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Great work!
 

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Thanks for sharing

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