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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I need to pull the front grill work off my truck and I'm stuck. I
pulled off the two side (running) lights and have managed to unclip the
entire top of the grill work, but I can't seem to get the lower portion
disconnected. I can see 4 clips (maybe 3, it's been a couple of hours
since I looked at it) on the lower portion and I think I've released
them, but the grill seems firmly attached lower area. Is there some
vital screw or bolt that I'm not seeing? I can't find anything on it in
the 93 manual. It seems odd to me that the upper clips released pretty
easily and the lower ones wouldn't. Could be I'm just not getting them
released. Do I need to drop the bumper?

BTW, when I say I've unclipped the push in clips (what are they
called?), I really mean that they disintegrated. 330K miles and 13
years, I sure got my moneys worth out of them.

thanks for any help,
jim
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
OK!
On my 86 pickup it's also held on by 2 screws-both black philips.
One on the top and one on the bottom- both near the center.
I also have more trouble releasing the bottom row of clips but
did not have to remove the bumper. Try a brighter flashlight.
Bill

On 4 Jan 2006 22:09:37 -0800, "jim" <[email protected]> wrote:

>I need to pull the front grill work off my truck and I'm stuck. I
>pulled off the two side (running) lights and have managed to unclip the
>entire top of the grill work, but I can't seem to get the lower portion
>disconnected. I can see 4 clips (maybe 3, it's been a couple of hours
>since I looked at it) on the lower portion and I think I've released
>them, but the grill seems firmly attached lower area. Is there some
>vital screw or bolt that I'm not seeing? I can't find anything on it in
>the 93 manual. It seems odd to me that the upper clips released pretty
>easily and the lower ones wouldn't. Could be I'm just not getting them
>released. Do I need to drop the bumper?
>
>BTW, when I say I've unclipped the push in clips (what are they
>called?), I really mean that they disintegrated. 330K miles and 13
>years, I sure got my moneys worth out of them.
>
>thanks for any help,
>jim
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
You inspired me with the "brighter flashlight". Sure enough, I missed
the clips that are directly below the headlights. I didn't find any
screws, but I did need to loosen up the bumper - just the four 14mm
bolts, two each side - and that gave me the clearance to pull the
bottom portion of the grill out and up. Wouldn't go without doing that.
All I got to do now is replace the broken clips. I lost one side of a
clip holder, but I figure I'll saw the other off flush and just use a
bolt/nut with a couple of large washers to hold that part in place, if
I even bother to do that.

thanks for the help!
-jim
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Hey!
Had to replace those clips here too.
As I remember they were cheep but had to be ordered.
Bill

On 5 Jan 2006 13:24:27 -0800, "jim" <[email protected]> wrote:

>You inspired me with the "brighter flashlight". Sure enough, I missed
>the clips that are directly below the headlights. I didn't find any
>screws, but I did need to loosen up the bumper - just the four 14mm
>bolts, two each side - and that gave me the clearance to pull the
>bottom portion of the grill out and up. Wouldn't go without doing that.
>All I got to do now is replace the broken clips. I lost one side of a
>clip holder, but I figure I'll saw the other off flush and just use a
>bolt/nut with a couple of large washers to hold that part in place, if
>I even bother to do that.
>
>thanks for the help!
>-jim
 
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