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Mr 396

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Grille Replacement
« on: September 04, 2015, 11:53:46 PM »
Needing to put the grille back in my '68. Does the hood latch support brace need to come out? Any suggestions on best way to put in?

Mr 396

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Re: Grille Replacement
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 12:47:52 PM »
Need any help you can suggest as I would like to install today.

cook_dw

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Re: Grille Replacement
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 01:28:43 PM »
Just from looking at the L78; I dont see that it needs to come out but I havent had to remove the grille from a 68 before.  I know on my 67 I didnt have to remove it.  Although it would make it easier to access everything.  I would probably remove it simply due to it not being that big of a deal to remove and install.
Darrell Cook

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Re: Grille Replacement
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 01:55:47 PM »
Thanks. I will need to work with the lower part of the header panel to get it in as the previous owner was not a gentle person when it came to removing things.

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Re: Grille Replacement
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 07:00:33 PM »
I know one thing - it's tight. You have to compress the grille to get it to clear the header panel and pop in place - scares the devil out of me to do it. I've had mine out for repair for a while - not really looking forward to putting it back (about ready to replace it with an NOS grille I have anyway).

You can do it without moving anything, just be careful and take your time.

Regards,
Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06