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front clip removal steps & tips?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tp85, May 1, 2003.

  1. tp85

    tp85 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i've decided to bite the bullet, and pull the front clip off my 1st gen. i did some searches, but only found pieces of information on how to remove the front clip.

    anyone have any complete articles or details on this job?

    anything you can remember would be appreciated!
     
  2. bouncytruck

    bouncytruck 1/2 ton status

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    Check the message boards over on 67-72chevytrucks.com. The Pickups will be the same as a blazer.
     
  3. 72beater

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    basically mine went like this: bumper, inner grill, outer grill, cowl cover, hood, radiator and support assembly, then fenders. As one piece comes off you can see the next more clearly. It's a lot of pieces parts, so bag them and tag them. hope this helps,
    Ernest
     
  4. Stroked72Blazer

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    As I recall I had to take the fenders off before the radiator support and I would suggest removing the wiring harness first. This will give you a great chance to examine and repair it if nescesarry. Be for warned!! once you go this far the might as well can easily become overwelming.
     
  5. 72beater

    72beater 1/2 ton status

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    ooops, yeah, i think that is right after all. i remember it was a lot of stuff piled up in my garage for a long time.
     
  6. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    you can remove both grilles as 1 assembly. Yes the fenders need to come off before the radiator support, and the inner wheel wells before the fenders. Dont forget to mark where the hood is before you remove it.
     
  7. 70~K5

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    Or you can remove the whole front clip as one piece. Unbolt the front mounts by the radiator and the bolts to the cowl. Unhook the wiring plug on the firewall. Take the radiator hoses off. 3 people to lift the front clip off.
     
  8. tp85

    tp85 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    now this is actually what i had in mind or had hoped was possible. i have a bunch of guys coming over to the house next weekend, so this could be perfect.

    is it really this simple to remove the entire clip in one piece? what a great design from chevy.
     
  9. the cork

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    you might want to remember how many shims are used on each
    mounting bolt, then when you put it back together your
    body lines will be easier to adjust, if that is important
    or not,just my 10 cents , /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. 70~K5

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    [ QUOTE ]
    now this is actually what i had in mind or had hoped was possible. i have a bunch of guys coming over to the house next weekend, so this could be perfect.

    is it really this simple to remove the entire clip in one piece? what a great design from chevy.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    PM 4x4high (scott) on how to do this.
     
  11. Anthony72K5

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    and the inner wheel wells before the fenders.

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    I got my inner wheel wells out before my fenders, so I guess this is a YMMV thing.
     
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