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Old 11-29-2011, 06:41 PM
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front clip is off 57 3100 now what?

Got the front clip loose ready to pull it. I'm going to have to store it out side this winter (no room in the shop). Question is what needs to be done to the clip so it wont get damaged? I'm sure just pulling it setting it on pallets and covering is not good enough. Whats the best way to support it so the fenders don't get damaged?

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keep it off the ground and don't cover it.
you can stand it on end or leave it flat.
you might want to tie it down to a couple of cinder blocks.
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I plan on making some cross bars to hold the fenders from flopping around, so setting the clip on pallets is good enough dont need to suspend it?
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outside storage ,,,,,

Hi,if you have room,make a rope cradle,and attach a pulley to the inside roof of your shop,then pull it up,tie off the rope,and its stored inside,out of the way and protected...
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You really only need one crossbar attached to the last inner fender bolt hole on each side. That way you can leave it on for stability when you reinstall it and get your upper fender/cab bolts installed. I did mine using a measurment taken before I removed it and stored it on a pallet, uncovered.....but then I live in AZ.
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I plan on making some cross bars to hold the fenders from flopping around, so setting the clip on pallets is good enough dont need to suspend it?
i had 2 guys to pull it off as a whole unit complete with radiator core support. it's quite stable as is. i say to not cover it because the cover will trap water and do more harm. mine was off and whole for 3 yrs. these trucks are waterproof...
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I have pulled clips like that off many times, right now mine is off my truck and sitting out in the yard. Unless you do some obvious stupid thing, just removing it and setting it on a pallet of sheet of plywood or even just a slab of concrete it is going to be fine. Leave the hood off and next to it so the weight of the hood isn't an issue. But there is no need to cover it anymore than if the truck was out side, has it been covered every day of it's life?

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Thanks for the help. I ended up puting 4x4s' under the rad support holes, a 2x4 between the rear holes of the inner fenders and 4x4s' under that. Looks like a pretty sweet peice of furnature . Not going to cover or leave the hood on.
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