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#1 User is offline   1967326HO 

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:56 AM

So I am getting ready to remove the hood, front fenders and front valance. Does the front grill have to be removed to accomplish this? Any tips on the easiest way to go about removing all these components? I also have to remove the drivers door, which should be easy after the fender is removed, right?
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:31 AM

Its Best to have some one helping you, unless your not worried about the paint.. Pull the bumper assy with grills, lights, etc. as one piece making sure you disconnect all electrical first. Then remove the lower valence and trim panels with the marker lights. Next take the fenders off one at a time, having a man (or a woman) at each end to hold it as to not let it fall or get damaged removing it. To make it easier to access some of the hardware it would be best to remove the hood latch assy. and covers surrounding it as well.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

View Post1967326HO, on 07 September 2012 - 05:56 AM, said:

So I am getting ready to remove the hood, front fenders and front valance. Does the front grill have to be removed to accomplish this? Any tips on the easiest way to go about removing all these components? I also have to remove the drivers door, which should be easy after the fender is removed, right?



You can leave the front bumper/ grill assembly in place when removing doors, fenders and hood. Doors come off without removing fenders. just remove bolts at hinges. remove hood and remove all bolts holding fender.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:10 PM

View PostWHITE-68, on 07 September 2012 - 08:31 AM, said:

Its Best to have some one helping you, unless your not worried about the paint.. Pull the bumper assy with grills, lights, etc. as one piece making sure you disconnect all electrical first. Then remove the lower valence and trim panels with the marker lights. Next take the fenders off one at a time, having a man (or a woman) at each end to hold it as to not let it fall or get damaged removing it. To make it easier to access some of the hardware it would be best to remove the hood latch assy. and covers surrounding it as well.

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You can leave the front bumper/ grill assembly in place when removing doors, fenders and hood. Doors come off without removing fenders. just remove bolts at hinges. remove hood and remove all bolts holding fender.



Thanks guys. This is so helpful. Hope I can repay another forum member someday with the help that I get from others on here.

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View Post1967326HO, on 10 September 2012 - 05:10 PM, said:

Thanks guys. This is so helpful. Hope I can repay another forum member someday with the help that I get from others on here.



I know this is an old thread, but to continue this a bit.... I saw I think somewhere that you can remove the Fender and Inner Fenders together? Anyone have any pics or details on what bolts need to come out where to do this?


Also, I have two large phillips looking screws on the front inside lip of each fender, heads facing the hood. I assume these need to come out? Or do you unbolt the bracket bit that it seems to be attached to? Mine were painted over, so I've got to do some munching to get them out.

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