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Old 01-27-2021, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default 1935 coupe Grill removal

Hello all, I am getting psyched up to yank the engine out of my 5 window.
It is a street rod, with really nice paint.
I already got the hood off ( me and 2 other fellas)
now it's time to remove the grill.
Any suggestions?
should I loosen up the fenders a bit, and the inner fender liners, to help the grill slide out?
My last 35 was a 3 W project, so removing the grill and radiator I wasn't very concerned about paint.
Any suggestions would be great.
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Old 01-27-2021, 09:01 AM   #2
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Just in my limited assembly of our 35's, I wouldn't think that you wouldn't need to loosen it ALL, I would think that since the grill is bolted up and lines up nicely I would want to keep as much as I could clamped down and solid so that it all lines up like it is now, hopefully!!! I would also think IF you need a "little" persuasion of the inner fender panel, and front of the fender...I would think IF you have a nylon trim pr bar you could use it to "move" what you need without scratching the paint. JMO
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Any suggestions?
My mentor, JM35, figured that the grill might not really need to come out. Even then getting it lined up with the fenders involved creative language.

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Old 01-27-2021, 12:38 PM   #4
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I have removed/fitted an engine in my 35 without removing the grill....however, it is easier in the long run to remove it. [much less nerve-wracking]. When you go to refit the grill, install it from above; as it tapers toward the bottom, you'll find it easily slides into place from above.
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Old 01-27-2021, 08:36 PM   #5
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My mentor, JM35, figured that the grill might not really need to come out. Even then getting it lined up with the fenders involved creative language.

Jeff, it's about time we start ripping that '35 apart again....its been awhile
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Old 01-28-2021, 08:23 AM   #6
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Yep gents, me and my buddy are gonna tackle the engine pull this Saturday....
I will try to post some photos of our progress.
Thanks for the advice so far
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