Fitting Instructions

We have agents all over Australia who can assist with measure, quote and fitting if required and with over 20 Preferred Dealers around Australia we are sure you can find the right NoseCone for your new or existing truck. Some of our Preferred Dealers carry the more popular sizes in stock but with over 40 models it is good to know they can get the right one in store fast as we keep all models in stock for Next Day Shipping.

Contact us or send in a Quote Request and note where you want it fitted. We can check the size, confirm the model and advise the nearest Dealer or Body Builder.

If you feel that you have the ability and facilities to fit it your self, the fitting instructions are set out below. If you have any questions please give us a call. We are only too happy to assist with delivery, fitting, performance or warranty questions by phone.

Fitting Instructions for NoseCone®

Note: Every Truck is different in one way or another. These are generic instructions. Providing adequate fixings are used and care is taken to trim the NoseCone correctly, these instructions should be used as a guide only.

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS IN FULL BEFORE PROCEEDING

These fitting instructions apply to all NoseCone types, however there are differences in fitting to various types especially curtainsided bodies.

Our Face Fix range including NC 17.4, NC 15 4, NC 12.4, NC 11.4, NC 10.4, NC 8.4, NC 5.4 and ‘M’ Range are designed for Universal Fit to the front of any body, and are especially suited to curtain sided bodies as they fit without interfering with curtain roll mechanism.

Our Wrap Around range fit in a very similar manner however they are designed to fit a specific body width. Fixings are into the side wall or corner profile but other than this the method is the same. Some additional trimming of the top and possibly bottom corners to accommodate cast profile corners, header rails ate may be required. Please email a photo of your specific fitting question and we will answer with more detail from our experience.

N.B. Differences exist In the fitting of the NC type .4 and M series on curtain-siders and additional notes are given for this type of fitting.

TRUCKS WITH EXHAUST STACK:

1. Where truck has vertical exhaust, before lifting onto body, lay NoseCone on ground in front of truck, check to ensure correct orientation. (it is surprisingly easy to cut exhaust hole in the wrong side of the NoseCone).

2. Mark centre line on NoseCone and centre line on van body. Reference all measurements for position of exhaust hole to these centre marks. Measure and check all dimensions to centre of pipe.

3. Cut hole for exhaust to allow min 25mm clearance in NoseCone with appropriately sized HoleSaw or use I00mm angle grinder or jigsaw (carbide grit blade to minimise gelcoat chipping).

4. Although many exhaust stacks disconnect to allow fitting, it Is much easier and more accurate to determine position of holes before installation, than afterwards. After cutting holes, the exhaust may be removed to facilitate installation lift etc. and refitted through NoseCone from above.
Proceed as above with normal fitting however NoseCone may have to be fed onto exhaust from above so if pipe cannot be removed and has large or tight top rake, check there is sufficient clearance in holes to allow fitting.

ALL TRUCKS:

5. Some installed lights may permit NoseCone to be trimmed out to fit around light without removal. This is preferable and should be done if possible however trim out should be neat and all corners of trim out rounded to prevent cracking.

6. If lights are to be repositioned on NoseCone, drill wiring hole and mount clearance light baseplate to NoseCone in recess provided. Extend existing wire if required and install earth wire if not available. Ensure sufficient wire to allow reach to NoseCone during installation. Excess can be cut off later.
Position the NoseCone on the front wall with flange on top of roof and side flanges square and flush with body. Centre NoseCone by checking for square and equal fit of side flanges.

7. Mark any trim areas on NoseCone where required for exact fit. It is usually best to return NoseCone to ground and using diamond saw, hacksaw, sabresaw or angle grinder remove the required sections.

8. Re-install NoseCone on body, feed clearance light wiring through to lights, checking NoseCone touches front wall uniformly all round flange. Uneven stresses are created if unit does not fit easily.

9. We no longer use rivets on top flange. With the development of better quality adhesive / sealants such as Sika 11FC and EverBuild Stixall we advise only to glue the top flange. With advances in adhesive / sealant technology it is possible and preferable to use these products to glue the NoseCone roof flange in place. This removes the possibility of leaks through roof and minimises vibrations and stresses. Either just before final positioning of NoseCone or after feeding light wires, place continuous generous bead or 5 large pads of a quality adhesive / sealant onto the roof surface. We use and recommend Sika 11FC and EverBuild Stixall. The roof surface and the inside flange of the NoseCone should be locally cleaned before installation. Once in place with the adhesive installed, tape or weight the top flange for a time appropriate to theAdhesive Use instructions according to each manufacturer.

10. If rivets are going to be used on top flange: measure under top flange to determine position of leading edge of roof and mark on NoseCone. Position rivets to fix through external flange ONLY on roof.

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11. Again – only IF rivets are used on roof, and especially on roof – for best waterproofing a generous bead of sealer should be placed very accurately along the rivet line. Alternatively – and neater – is to generously pump sealer into each rivet hole prior to insertion of rivet. Fixing is generally through an external flange however, sealer should be applied to rivets or into holes where any risk of leak is possible.

12. Drill and install first rivet at centre mark. Then drill holes at equal spacings either side of mark and install rivets without pulling up until all holes are drilled. Check NoseCone is square and flat before progressively pulling rivets from centre to side.

13. Bottom flange or at least  the bottom corners should be fixed next, ensuring flages are flush with body evenly all round to maintain balanced fixing. Especially for NC**.1 Series, fix bottom flange, where possible fix centre first and work out to sides.

14. Finally rivet side flanges. For curtainsiders, fixing is generally through an external flange however, sealer should be applied to rivet stem or into holes if any risk of leak is anticipated. (Early trailers and bodies with excessive flex caused stress fractures of NoseCone when side flanges were fully fixed. Later model bodies have resolved this issue. If body has excessive flex, minimise fixings in side flange.)

15. Seal heads of all rivets to further ensure water seal where required.

16. Connect wiring to lights and test.

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