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Old Feb 27th, 11, 02:34 PM
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Default lower vent/kick panel 1969

AQm I missing something here I cant seem to get the lower kick panel out? What is the trick? I cant seem to get it out past the innser vent that goes into the sheetmetal? Im trying to get both of them out any tips would be great

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Old Feb 27th, 11, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: lower vent/kick panel 1969

A crow bar.
After it's out, cut-off the inner flange that makes it so damn hard to remove. Then be sure your roll bar unbolts instead of being welded. A cutting torch down there wouldn't be good.
Oh, on the drivers side you have to unbolt and set-aside the emergency brake assembly. Three bolts, two are next to the vacuum booster. Have fun, like the rest of us.
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Old Feb 27th, 11, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: lower vent/kick panel 1969

It did'nt make it any easier to get out, but yelling at it made me feel better.
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Old Feb 27th, 11, 04:47 PM
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You really only need to trim the flanges a little on the top and bottom, then the go in much easier! Dennis, You just to keep twisting an pulling
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Old Jan 5th, 12, 05:48 PM
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WTF! how the hell did you get this thing off? I cant get it off and now the sealer is keeping it from sitting flush to reinstall!?
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Old Jan 6th, 12, 04:09 AM
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I will have to do a write up on this, this spring One of my vent cables came undone, so I have to remove the DR side again to fix. I will have to take some pics as I go
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Old Jan 6th, 12, 08:46 AM
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did you use a screwdriver ?
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Old Jan 6th, 12, 08:59 AM
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Just orient it correctly and it comes right out. It's not a task that can be easily explained because the person doing the removal is responsible for positioning. Once you complete one R&R, the procedure will go easily for all others.
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Old Jan 6th, 12, 09:37 AM
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thanks
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