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    Default 1999 Suburban front clip / body work

    Can some one please tell me how to remove the complete front clip as one piece from a 1999 Suburban.
    Capcan - Seymour, TN

    1999 Chevy Suburban C2500 2wd 3/4 ton 454 BB 225,000 miles
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2 engine 169,000 miles
    1994 Ford F150 4.9 engine 160,000 miles

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    Plasma torch.

    I really don't know if you can, but look for the mounting bolts and see what you think. Usually, you have the inner fenderwell bolts and the outer fender bolts to the firewall, a couple body mounts, then the front mount(s) and any connecting bolts to the front cross-member. Pull the radiator and hood and look around.

    It's not really that hard lining things back up after removing it all in pieces. Bag and label all the fasteners and use a Sharpie or some of the wife's nail polish to make alignment marks. Take pictures of anything you may not be sure about, and don't underestimate the holding power of underbody and seam sealer. An old razor knife works good on those. If you are not a crow-bar and sledge-hammer kind of guy, you should be just fine.

    Oh yeah, and my fave tip of all: stick to soda for the build-time. You can dive into the barley-pop all ya want after the tools get put away.
    Last edited by Gryphon; 11-13-2010 at 02:34 PM. Reason: dang cat jumped on the keyboard.
    Rob
    1999 Suburban C1500 LS 5.7 K&N filter, VentVisors, debadged aka "LAAT/i...Larty"
    1994 C2500 454. Ex-Forest Service beastie. aka "Redneck"
    2006 Saturn Ion...the Wife's car.
    Empty spot that needs a Jeep...

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    Unbolt the core support from frame the unbolt the fenders from cab

    99 tahoe 2 dr. 4x4 7.4 4L80-e NP246, SAS, dana 60 hp, sterling 10.5 rear, gibson headers, and alot of tricks of the trade !!!!!!IF YOU'RE NOT CHEATING YOUR NOT TRYING!!!!!!!!

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