(TOY-1966) Toyota Tundra MX / SW Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(TOY-1966) Toyota Tundra MX / SW Series Upper Grille

Products : TOY1966B , TOY1966S

Install Step #1:
Our project 2010 Toyota Tundra in need of a custom GrillCraft Grille.Will also fit Platinum & Limited Edition models.
Install Step #2:
Remove latch lever from grille as shown.
Install Step #3:
Remove the nuts located on the back side of the grille.
Install Step #4:
Use plastic pry bar in order to unclip the grille shell from the hood.
Install Step #5:
Remove grille shell from vehicle.
Install Step #6:
Remove hood latch bracket screws.
Install Step #7:
Remove hood latch bracket.
Install Step #8:
Remove the two plastic nubs using wire cutters.
Install Step #9:
Here is the GrillCraft hood latch extension bracket included with grille kit.
Install Step #10:
Attach latch extension bracket to the grille shell with screws in order to temporarily hold in place.
Install Step #11:
Platinum & Limited Edition models Notes: On the Platinum Edition Tundra marking the latch bracket is quite easy there is no need for steps #12 & #14 on the Plantinum Edition grille shell.
Install Step #12:
With the latch bracket in place mark latch bracket location using masking tape as shown.
Install Step #13:
Remove the grille shell metal support along the bottom of the grille shell.
Install Step #14:
Aling latch bracket with tape lines as a guide and scribe latch bracket holes onto grille support.
Install Step #15:
Drill holes for the latch bracket using 13/64 drill bit.
Install Step #16:
A view of the holes drilled into grille shell support.
Install Step #17:
Latch bracket mounting hardware.
Install Step #18:
The new latch bracket mounted to the grille shell support.
Install Step #19:
Mount the original latch bracket to the new GrillCraft latch extension bracket as shown.
Install Step #20:
Cut the factory grille center bars off.
Install Step #21:
Removing factory grille center bars from the grille shell.
Install Step #22:
Use a grinder to clean up the cut area as shown.
Install Step #23:
The factory grille shell with center section removed.
Install Step #24:
Place GrillCraft grille into grille shell opening.
Install Step #25:
Mark grille mounting tab center hole locations using a sharp scribe.
Install Step #26:
Drill 3/16 inch holes for Grille mounting screws.
Install Step #27:
The grille mounting screws and "flat" nuts.
Install Step #28:
Fasten grille with supplied screws and "flat" nuts.
Install Step #29:
The lower screw tip will come into contact with the metal support brace removed earlier. We will need to make a clearance for the screw tip into the metal support.
Install Step #30:
The metal support brace showing the area that needs a clearance hole.
Install Step #31:
Using a file or drill make a notch into the support bar as shown.
Install Step #32:
Reinstall the metal support brace as shown.
Install Step #33:
Remove factory upper grille shell trim.
Install Step #34:
Place GrillCraft upper insert into grille shell top opening. Mark the mouting stud locations onto the grille shell.
Install Step #35:
Drill hole for the upper grille mounting stud into the grille shell.
Install Step #36:
Enlarge the right & left existing hole using a round file.
Install Step #37:
Tape off and paint the top grille background area using "Flat-Black" spray paint.
Install Step #38:
The top grille area with background painted flat black.
Install Step #39:
Insert the GrillCraft top grille into the grille shell.
Install Step #40:
From the back side of the grille shell fasten top grille insert nuts.
Install Step #41:
Toyota Tundra grille shell shown with 2pc GrillCraft Mx Series mesh grille installed.
Install Step #42:
Toyota Tundra grille shell shown with 2pc GrillCraft Mx Series mesh grille installed.
Install Step #43:
Toyota Tundra grille shell shown with 2pc GrillCraft Mx Series mesh grille installed. Will also fit Platinum & Limited Edition models.
Install Step #44:
Project Toxic Tundra showing off a GrillCraft Mx Series black mesh grille.Will also fit Platinum & Limited Edition models.
Install Step #45:
Project Toxic Tundra showing off a GrillCraft Mx Series black mesh grille.Will also fit Platinum & Limited Edition models.
Install Step #46:
Project Toxic Tundra showing off a GrillCraft Mx Series black mesh grille.Will also fit Platinum & Limited Edition models.
Install Step #47:
Project Toxic Tundra showing off a GrillCraft Mx Series black mesh grille.Will also fit Platinum & Limited Edition models.
Install Step #48:
Project Toxic Tundra showing off a GrillCraft Mx Series black mesh grille.Will also fit Platinum & Limited Edition models.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2013 Toyota Tundra Base N / A
2013 Toyota Tundra Base N / A
2013 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2013 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2013 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2013 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2012 Toyota Tundra Base N / A
2012 Toyota Tundra Base N / A
2012 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2012 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2011 Toyota Tundra Base N / A
2011 Toyota Tundra Base N / A
2011 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2011 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2010 Toyota Tundra Base N / A
2010 Toyota Tundra Base N / A
2010 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2010 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2010 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2010 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A