Removing Front Clip 1967 Special

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by 12lives, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. 12lives

    12lives Gravity is matter warping space-time - Einstein

    I'm planning a 455 swap into my 67 wagon. I want to pull the front clip off to clean/paint/and swap the engine.
    The question is to remove the front clip as one piece or in pieces. I'm not a body man. I'm thinking that removing the clip in one piece is easier, but I really don't know. What are your thoughts?
     
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  2. 12lives

    12lives Gravity is matter warping space-time - Einstein

    anyone?
     
  3. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    My two cents:
    I think that some bolts (or other fasteners) are only to reach if you remove other parts first.
    If you're one man, just take everything off piece by piece.

    Also easier to store that way! [​IMG]
     
  4. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    One part at a time. Reverse order of original assembly.
     
  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    If you have enough help to lift, pull the whole front off at once. Much faster.
     
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  6. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Here is how to preloosen front doghouses on a Poncho so should be similar being a GM.
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  7. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Being serious now I always remove the whole clip in one piece just keep track of the fender cowl shims (tape the stack and mark L or R.
    Will need two people,getting it over the tires is only real hurdle but you can get inventive there to ease that.
     
  8. 12lives

    12lives Gravity is matter warping space-time - Einstein

    Poor Trans Am...

    so 50-50? its a tie! lol
     

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