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Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by SnowPro93, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    > I crashed my Sierra into a guard rail on a road, neglected by the town, yesterday. I need to replace the front bumper, driver's fender and the grille shell. I was wondering if anyone knew how to go about swapping out the fender. I want to know how many and where the bolts are that bolt it into the cab. Me and a buddy of mine can change all the parts as long as the fender is only bolted into place and i know they probably have some kind of sealant application also. I've changed out bumper, grille's, ect. Just looking for some insight into the fender situation...as long as it's not to difficult, I don't mind driving around with a primed fender till summer because i planned on getting it painted anyways. Hopefully this way I can save some cash and a body man won't be payup . Thanks a whole lot guys.
     
  2. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    i dont know 100% on bolt location..

    but open your door there should be 4 or so there.. your gonna need a long extension.. to reach.
    theres gonna be half a dozen or so on the top under the hood. and there should be a few more up front around headlights grill and bumper..

    dont forget to make sure the inner fender and outter fender is seperated..

    other then that .. have fun lining up the gaps..
     
  3. Rickco

    Rickco Member
    Messages: 89

    Don't run around with only primer! It absorbs water and salt and will not last. put at least one coat of paint on it.
     
  4. fast68

    fast68 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    need ot know what year,

    as 73-80 are different than 81-up, alot different in fact

    whole different style of cowl and hood and dog house

    if its an 81-up then you have a few more parts to remove to do this but at least you will be able to leave the hood on the truck

    -you will unbolt the hood spring "hinge" deal at the fender end but not unbolt the hood from the main "hinge" that goes into the cowl/firewall area,

    - remove the entire cowl panel cover and wiper arms use a long prybar and a shop rag under it to pry them off the shafts,
    one bolt on each end of the cowl panel in the door jam area, open the doors to get to these bolt heads,
    there are phillips head screws along the entire front edge of the panel across the truck, plastic clips hold the back edge of thepanel to the cab under the windshield, just yank thepanel forward and up with booth doors open though


    remove the bumper, and youll see all the bolts, except for the one up under the rear bottom end of the fender just in front of the front end of the rocker panel, on the back/inside of the fender, theres a tab attached to the front cab corner under there with a bolt through it remove that, and the one under the cowl panel area an then unbolt the big 5/8" head bolt in the wheel tub into the front cab wall that holds the inner front tub in place, then up under the rad support theres three more bolts that hold the inner tub to the rad support, then in the front corner of the outer fender there 4 or 5 more bolts that bolt it to the rad support end

    good luck


    73-80 are a bit simpler than this, and the 67-72 are a combination of 73-80 and 81-up since they had the 81-up removable cowl panel, but 73-80 style hinges



    good luck
     
  5. fast68

    fast68 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    i guess you have a 93 so never mind

    lol