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taking the front off

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    Hello,
    I am putting my 350 back in and I don't want to scratch the block (painted red) plus I want to paint the engine compartment black.
    So I want to take the front of the truck off (grill, lights, crossmembers, ect). This will allow me to paint everything up and slide the tranny and engine in. with out banging into stuff. Now how do I go about doing this? Any tricks?
    Thanks
    Adam
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Could take the front clip off in one piece. Remove the battery(ies), unplug wiring harnesses, and unbolt radiator support and quarters at the firewall ... crazy, but doable, depending on year you may have to futz with the hood.

    -- A
     
  3. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    yep do it all assembled

    need one other person to lift it off with, its nothing hard to do

    getting bolts out is hardest thing

    do take note on paper how many shims and where at and with which bolts, shims are at top corners of fenders where they bolt to cowl near windshield corners right there

    if its an 81-up itys a little more fun since you have a separate cowl panel and wiper arms to remove


    good luck and happy swapping
     
  4. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    this whould be done on a 1986 k5 blazer.
    Thanks
    Adam
     

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