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installing fender on a 1949 chevy pickup

what the steps to take when installing the front fender on a 1949 chevy pickup

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I have completed this on an '89 S10 a few years ago. It wasn't hard at all, just have to be able to get to all the bolts. Are you totally restoring the '49?
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Hey T!
Get the assembly manual for your truck (around $30). The shop manual would be a good idea too but the assembly manual is more detailed. It has helped me out more than once seeing as how the previous owner removed the front end on mine before I got it.
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The hardest part is the grille, pain in the butt! And I do think you have to remove it to remove the fender, but I may be wrong. Other than that it is a piece of cake.

Start removing bolts and you will eventually get it, it's not rocket science.
Note: You'll want to remove the inner fender with the fender.

1. Remove the head lamp first would be my suggestion. Unplug the light after you remove it and then you can pull the wires thru. Unscrew the nuts that are holding the wire to the junction block on the drivers fender and just put the wire thru the grommet on the right inner fender.

2. There is a little metal shield with a foam seal on it at the rear edge of the fender in the engine compartment under the hood hinge area you need to remove first.

3. The grille bolts thru from the back side under the headlamp. I think I remember one or two bolts going thru the top of the grille right under the top outer rad support bracket.


4. The fender has a couple of bolts up thru the bottom inside going up into the side of the cowl and up the side of it. You get those my removing the wheel, they are tucked back pretty tight behind there at the leading edge of the door.

5. There are about four bolts going into the firewall you reach from under the fender on that apron.

6. Then there is a fender brace under the front of the fender that bolts to the rad support, again, about four bolts.

7. Remove the two bolts on the top of the rad support that go down next to the end of the radiator tank. There is a rad support rod coming from the firewall over to the fender that can just stay there once you remove the two bolts to the fender on the bracket.

I think that just about covers it.

But as mentioned before I HIGHLY recommend getting an assembly manual.

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I agree that the manual will be a great way for you to get started. I had one for my '89 that had pictures and everything. When I lived in San Jose, I could rent those manuals at the library. If you can't find one or don't want to pay, you might check there. Good luck!

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