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    Front splash panels

    Does anyone have pictures of the installed front splash panels? I think I have the small on in place but I am struggling with the large.
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    I have them just like you have them. The upper mounts to the hood and don't attach the lower to the front of the pontoon until you see how it and the hood line up. Use the splash shield to help align it with the side of the hood. I made the back portion of the lower splash shield removable, has to come off to take the body off.
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    I don't think that's right. Granted I've only mocked mine up so far. But based on the instructions in the manual, plus IMO how they should be mounted, (1) The lower panel goes inside the body pontoon. Although the picture in the manual is either a previous gen or not this version of sheet metal, it does show the panel inside the pontoon fiberglass. (2) The upper splash panel aligns with the lower one. On the other side of the header from what you have pictured. That's what the manual says and I've trial fit mine and it works. They're designed to interlock sort of.
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    The lower panel goes inside the pontoon, not outside as shown in your photo.

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    Well... I put mine on the outside as shown and adjusted the inboard bends a little to make that happen.... reasoning... That fiberglass pontoon is gonna get completely destroyed from rocks coming off the front tire.. I put bed liner on it and it is already worn down to the aluminum.

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    Thank you gentlemen, the splash guards are drilled and clecoed in the correct position.

    Do any you know where panel 60751 goes? Has it to do with airflow and radiator?

    Sigurd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    Thank you gentlemen, the splash guards are drilled and clecoed in the correct position.

    Do any you know where panel 60751 goes? Has it to do with airflow and radiator?

    Sigurd

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    That looks like the top of the radiator tunnel back wall. But mine was in one piece. I haven't seen one before that was separate. Also haven't seen any other aluminum panels anywhere else that looks like that.

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    Thank you! The back panel is in one piece on mine as well. The extra aluminum will most likely come in handy somewhere.

    I now see how the radiator is fasten. The top mount is still to be delivered.

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