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Installing front clip

Just about got all the front sheet metal and brackets. Could use some experienced guidence on the best way to install. Every single part is apart. Starting fresh.

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What are we talking about here?
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Are you putting a '55 Chevy back together with '55 Chevy parts and stuff or are you installing a front suspension clip from another car?
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I believe he is referring to the front sheetmetal, rad support, inner fenders, fenders and hood.

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Sounds like you need a service manual Tim....

I would put the rad support in place and work from there
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Thx..Poncho...much better picture than the assembly manual i have.
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the first two pics are a 57?...mines a 55
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Just a friendly suggestion here. loosely bolt on the rad support, then the inner fenders, outer fenders, then hood hinges followed by the hood. Leaving everything slightly loose so it can be squared up with the body and then easily adjusted to fit. Keeping in mind that factory gaps were between 1/8"-3/16" unless you fixed all of that during the restoration. After getting the rad support on, set the fender to door gap and work from there. You may need to shim the front of the fenders out on each side of the rad support to get the front hood gap correct.

Make sure the body is square on the frame if you had it off or you will be chasing your tail for days trying to get the front end aligned and it will never workout.

You may also want to tape the edges with blue painter tape to lessen the chance of chipping the paint or scratching while adjusting.

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Kelly offered very good advice. I would add that the door to quarter gap should be right before starting with the fenders. Also, when something is changed, it will change most everything else, such as when tightening the gap at the front of the hood, it will widen the door fender gap. So you have to keep checking everything.
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Thx.. for the advice . Got it.
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