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Old 02-29-2004, 05:30 PM
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1961 Galaxie restore

Well i got my shop arranged,cleaned out and my new compressor running. Started on the old car today,trying to get the front clip off,got it close but still is hanging on.
With that i have a question,does anyone know if i have to remove the doors to get the front clip off the '61 galaxie ?

When i was looking the car over last weekend i was thinking that it was an awefull lot of work and was doubting i could do the work myself. But after cleaning all the trash out and stripping the interior out and getting it ready to come apart,I stood back and just looked it over one more time and I now feel alot more confident. the more stuff i get off the better i can ***** damage,and it seems like less when you look at it in sections to be repaired instead of an entire car to repair.

Sorry all Newb at work here

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Old 02-29-2004, 05:57 PM
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Not an expert on Fords, but your front end should come off without removing the doors.
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You should see a strap coming off the top portion of the fender attaching to the hinge pillar (bolt) when the door is opened. There will also be one under the fender at the rocker panel.
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normally on all cars or trucks the are 2 bolts one on each side of the radiator , some up by where the hood bolts to fenders, w/the door open sometimes there's a bolt toward the top of the fender just inside the door jam, sometimes down under the fender near the door there are some & at time the inner fenderwells are bolted to the body or frame... hope this helps ya...joe
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Two bolts...one one each frame horn at the bottom of the radiator. Unbolt the bumper irons and remoce them with the bumper. There may also be braces that run up to the fender. There should be one or two bolts at the bottom of the fenders at the back towards the door. One bolt at the top where the door opens and possibly one bolt at the top of the fender towards the firewall. Pull the bottom of the fender out at the door and it should start nosing forward. Also be sure to unbolt the wires at the terminal block on the firewall and any others that run back to the engine. Disconnect your radiator hoses. Two guys and the doghouse lifts off in one piece complete.

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