I finally tackled the Dave Brode complete installation this weekend, but I wasn't sure where to start, as the documentation is rather limited. So, I thought I'd take some pictures as I went, to help the next guy. My first question was WHERE/HOW to mount the IC?? It seems that Dave is confused himself, because he emailed me that he had maybe installed the one bracket wrong. It turned out that he had installed BOTH brackets BACKWARDS, and on the WRONG SIDE! I know I took some pictures of the IC mounted, but they've disappeared from my camera! But, on this picture, you can sort of see that bracket through the hole in the bumper.
The brackets should face back, up, and out to the sides, so that they can be attached to the ends of the frame rails that protrude from the front of the radiator support. This is the same, rectangular protrusion that the stud sticks out of that the 14mm nuts go unto to hold the bumper on. I mounted the brackets about 1/4" below the top of that protrusion, as I didn't want the IC to be pushing down on the bottom of the bumper cover, as my RRE one does on #1886. However. I cut it REALLY close, as I could barely slide the bumper on later. I had to loosen all the bracket bolts, and drop it down as far as it would go, and it just fit. As you can see in the picture above, there is <1/4" between the top of the IC and the top bumper support. Dave supplies 6 3/16" poprivets to fasten it, and let me tell you: 3/16" poprivets are HARD to install with a hand/manual poprivet tool! It takes alot of power to snap the stems off of them, but, when finished, it makes for a VERY sturdy installation.
There is also another mounting tab that is in the middle of the IC, which goes where the PS cooler lines are normally bolted on. You have to bend the PS lines back out of the way a little, so they dont rub, remove the clamp, and then drill a hole in the bracket for the original 12mm bolt to go back in. As I said, it is VERY STURDY. The IC becomes a very substantial part of the front end of the car, IMHO.
But: let me start at the beginning: