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Installing fenders, inner fenders, radiator support. Help?
#1376236 Mon Sep 07 2020 03:53 AM
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I'm almost certain ( if being 67 makes one's memory sharper ) that I read a post that someone had written about their experience and recommendations on the best procedure for reinstalling the fenders, inner fenders, radiator support and finally the radiator grill baffle and finally the hood and all the adjustment suggestions. I even thought that I had copied it and saved it. Well if I did, its lost. I have the shop manual and the factory assembly manual, but having someone put it into laymans terms would be great. Thanks for any help, it would be appreciated.


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1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

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Re: Installing fenders, inner fenders, radiator support. Help?
Dusty53 #1376240 Mon Sep 07 2020 05:31 AM
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Here's one thread with some info from 52Carl.


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Re: Installing fenders, inner fenders, radiator support. Help?
Dusty53 #1376243 Mon Sep 07 2020 09:10 AM
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Is this what you were looking for?

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...le-front-clip-1954-3600.html#Post1320840

1) Install the hood on the cowl, springs and all. It's easier to do it first before the fenders are in the way. Leave hood in the up position.
2) Mount the radiator support frame loosely onto the front crossmember. Start out with about 1/4" rubber shims under the feet.
3) Bolt the inner and outer fenders together OFF THE TRUCK.
4) Install the inner and outer fenders onto the truck AS A UNIT. It will go lots easier.
5) Install the large curved fender brackets between the radiator support and the outer edge of the fenders
6) Install the lower front splash shield. Connect the rods from it to the radiator support.
7) Install the grille.
8) Install the hood latch panel between the grille and the radiator support.
9) Install the radiator.
10) Install front bumper.
11) Install the front bumper filler panel.


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Re: Installing fenders, inner fenders, radiator support. Help?
MiraclePieCo #1376265 Mon Sep 07 2020 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by miraclepieco
Is this what you were looking for?

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...le-front-clip-1954-3600.html#Post1320840

1) Install the hood on the cowl, springs and all. It's easier to do it first before the fenders are in the way. Leave hood in the up position.
2) Mount the radiator support frame loosely onto the front crossmember. Start out with about 1/4" rubber shims under the feet.
3) Bolt the inner and outer fenders together OFF THE TRUCK.
4) Install the inner and outer fenders onto the truck AS A UNIT. It will go lots easier.
5) Install the large curved fender brackets between the radiator support and the outer edge of the fenders
6) Install the lower front splash shield. Connect the rods from it to the radiator support.
7) Install the grille.
8) Install the hood latch panel between the grille and the radiator support.
9) Install the radiator.
10) Install front bumper.
11) Install the front bumper filler panel.

Well, I thought I might be slipping and this proves it. Obviously I asked the same question in August 2019 and miraclepieco answered it! Thank you for helping me. Also, Thank you klhansen and of course 52Carl. Now I just need to get the hood repainted so I can start with it instead of the fenders. Oh, I created a folder on my PC and saved it all with a file name that cannot be confused. Thanks everyone.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

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