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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey, all.
My radiator support was badly rusted, so I am replacing it. I just took everything off of it, cut the top, and it pulled right out (well, with a little effort). Anyway, I'm guessing I can't just maneuver the new one in place. Am I going to have to take a fender off or something? I don't think it's going to push back in place the way it is. . . or will it?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 08:57 AM
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Why take a chance? I'd remove the header panel, and loosen everything to see if you can make enough room.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 09:14 AM
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I replaced mine and didn't have to remove the fenders. Just be patient and a little forceful and it will go. I did remove the bumpers and valance though.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 11:56 AM
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I took everything off just to be safe.
www.geocities.com/boodlefoof/page5

Then again... I went on to pull the whole subframe!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 02:14 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by boodlefoof:
www.geocities.com/boodlefoof/page5
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Boodlefoot, you crash your web server! Says you've exceeded the data transfer limit but service will be restored within an hour. Must be some nice pictures.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 05:51 PM
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those geocities bastards! they are always shutting me down!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 02, 04:49 AM
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I just replaced mine in the 67 .
I had pulled the hole front clip,for a sub-frame rebuild,with the front clip (less bumper)I unbolted the rad support and worked it out,the new one took a little work to get in and I did scratch the left front inner lip just a bit (just where the fender bolts to the support)nothing you can see with the hood shut.just watch the support where it bolts to the frame that spot got hooked on the inner fender well and wouldn't line up ,once I saw it from the bottom a screw driver "popped " it in place and it all bolted up ,I also set set the clip down on some carpet so it would get scratched while moving it around on the floor.

good luck!!!!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 02, 05:33 AM
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I was gonna say.... if you don't care about it and the car getting scratched up, go for it. Probably be easier to remove the header at least.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 02, 06:14 AM
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with the front clip off the car I came in at an angle from the motor side and popped it in.
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