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Removing front clip or not? #1311072
Sat May 18 2019 05:26 PM
Sat May 18 2019 05:26 PM
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Kilted54  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 75
Illinois, USA
This is my best guess as for appropriate forum for this question

I’m going to be replacing the intake (to offenhauser and need to plumb water heat) and exhaust manifold (Williams) soon and a power steering upgrade when kit arrives.

I got a belly (sadly the reason for power steering as I need a smaller wheel) which adds to challenge of reaching in over vendors.

Background for question done:

Q1: For those who have did manifold replacement w/ engine in, did you remove front clip?

Q2: if You didn’t, did you wish you did?

Q3: if you did, do you wish you didn’t

Note: I plan on leaving hood on.

I know I should just wait to do all at once


Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated

Last edited by Kilted54; Sat May 18 2019 05:28 PM.
Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311078
Sat May 18 2019 06:22 PM
Sat May 18 2019 06:22 PM
tclederman  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,905
Jarvisburg, NC
Q1: no
Q2: no
Q3: no

I might not correctly understand what you are doing.


“I know I should just wait to do all at once”

What should you do all at once?


Tim
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Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311081
Sat May 18 2019 06:32 PM
Sat May 18 2019 06:32 PM
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sstock  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,225
Gig Harbor, WA
Well having a belly can be meant to mean two different extremes. If you cannot reach the manifold bolts leaning over the fenders then you do need to remove the fenders if you are already standing on a stool.
Otherwise, like Tim says, no,no,no to your questions.

Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311082
Sat May 18 2019 07:01 PM
Sat May 18 2019 07:01 PM
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Wrenchbender Ret.  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,032
Lenexa Ks.
I think that belly would be more in the way removing the front clip then the manifold.
I have bad knees & shoulder. I usually jack the back end of the truck up high to help reach things under the hood.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton Pickup

Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311083
Sat May 18 2019 08:12 PM
Sat May 18 2019 08:12 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline

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Posts: 7,266
El Reno, Okla
Absolutely not. Just opening a big can of worms.


Martin
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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311109
Sun May 19 2019 12:40 AM
Sun May 19 2019 12:40 AM
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miraclepieco  Offline
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Posts: 450
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I use my engine hoist to reach over the fenders into the engine compartment and lift out heavy parts such as manifold or head.


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311129
Sun May 19 2019 04:35 AM
Sun May 19 2019 04:35 AM
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mick53  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 397
northern Indiana
Plenty of room in there.


Old enough to know better, too young to resist.
Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311732
Fri May 24 2019 02:25 AM
Fri May 24 2019 02:25 AM
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Kilted54  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 75
Illinois, USA
Thanks for input - I can’t remember were I heard the suggestion... kinda why I asked,

I got the info I was looking for

Re: Removing front clip or not? [Re: Kilted54] #1311739
Fri May 24 2019 03:12 AM
Fri May 24 2019 03:12 AM
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Fox  Offline
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Posts: 1,406
Breton, Alberta
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