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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 18, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Heater box removal 1967 non AC

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At some point I plan to replace my dead heater fan motor and will attempt the remove it from the underside since I'm not comfortable pulling the fender. My question is can the engine side heater box be removed once the fan motor is off or will that require pulling the fender.
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Done it both ways.

Pull the fender. It will save you a lot of grief
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Removing the fender is a way easier way to do it. When taking the fender off bag everything and tape your shims together for each bolt and label them so you remember where they go. That will make it much less painful going back together.

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On those two bottom bolts attaching fender to rocker panel, spray WS40 on the exposed threads aiding in bolt removal without twisting off the bolt .
Upon reassembly, coat threads, both external & internal, with antiseize.This action will make your day and make life easier in the future.
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Re: Heater box removal 1967 non AC

I've heard that some have "loosened" the fender/liner enough where they can replace the motor but I don't know exactly what that means LOL. Some insist that removing the whole front end sheetmetal assembly is another way to go. I'm going to install Vintage Air so I have to pull the heater box completely out and frankly I'm not looking forward to it, but its got to get done. Lots of blue tape on the fenders, doors, cowl, hood, and whatever before loosening the first bolt. My heater box is only about 5-6 years old, so I expect it will cooperate. Step 1 will be removing the battery, and then... the hood, and in my experience removing any body panel is a PITA and its best done with at least four hands, so recruit some help. I also agree that taping the shims/washers together and ID'ing them is mandatory to get it back together properly. Same goes for any bolts and nuts.

In my case, I'm also going to do the RS conversion at the same time, so after the hood comes off the bumper and grill will be next. I also think it'll be easier to work around the front of the radiator with the grill out. Once I get the AC components installed I can probably start working on the RS stuff. I bought the Stage 3 kit, hopefully its as good as advertised.

There's a few videos on YouTube that deal with either AC or Heater Boxes... this one may not be the best, but it kind of shows that removing the liner without removing the fender is near impossible. Why they didn't bother removing the bumper is beyond me, but like I said... this may not be the _best_ example.


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but it kind of shows that removing the liner without removing the fender is near impossible. Why they didn't bother removing the bumper is beyond me, but like I said... this may not be the _best_ example
I dropped the liner on a '70 GTO for replacing blower motor.
I'm sure it would work for a Camaro - less bolts/parts to remove.

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I dropped the liner on a '70 GTO for replacing blower motor.
I'm sure it would work for a Camaro - less bolts/parts to remove.
Different designs; not happening on an F-Body. Open your hood and you'll see why.
That guy in the video obviously never worked on a first gen in regard to bodywork.
I R&I fenders all the time by myself without damaging them. Just take your time. You do not have to remove the hood when removing just one fender.
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Different designs; not happening on an F-Body. Open your hood and you'll see why.
That guy in the video obviously never worked on a first gen in regard to bodywork.
I R&I fenders all the time by myself without damaging them. Just take your time. You do not have to remove the hood when removing just one fender.
Those guys in the video... what can you say. The only thing good about it is that you get to see most of the bolts that have to come off. He did say they were repainting the car so I guess he didn't care much for how he handled stuff.

I haven't really studied the fender, liner, and hood hinge because its been too cold in the garage and I was under the weather LOL. But in between the "Honey-Do" house projects, I intend to tackle the Vintage Air project soon. If you can elaborate on the hood issue, I'd appreciate before I turn the wrench. Is the hinge not thru-fastened to the fender or liner?

Like I said earlier... the grill/bumper have to come off anyway, so once that's underway I'll start thinking about the heater box. I've already removed/replaced the dash pad a couple times last summer while working on my new dash insert and gauges... have the OER AC dash pad waiting.

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