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Old 05-30-2009, 09:50 AM
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Our 97 Blazer was wrecked a few months ago and I'm just getting around to trying to fix it myself. The drivers side headlight assembly is toast, the grill is gone and the radiator core support is bent all to heck. I've got a new headlight assembly and new core support but am looking for some advice!!
Can anyone give me a basic run down of the procedure I'm going to need to follow? For now, I'm only replacing the headlight assembly and core support. Gotta get this thing legal to drive at night...lol. Later down the road, I'll replace the grill and bent hood.
Thanks for any and all help you can offer!!!
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I`m almost positive that the core support is part welded on and part bolted on! you may need to reweld parts. do you have any pics to post of the damage?there may be more damage than you think or can see..Also where are you located? State?
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I figured it may be spot or pinch welded in places. I'd planned to drill out the welds and replace with nut and bolt. I do not have any pictures, but could get some taken. I'm located in Spokane, WA.
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If you could def take sum pics of the area, that would def help to see if yas need more work on it b4 just replacing those parts.. O and Kool I have a friend who lives in Idaho ...not too far away right?
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Depends on where in Idaho. I live about 15 miles from the Idaho border. Then again, I live several hundred miles from parts of Idaho...lol. Will try to get some pics up tomorrow. Looking at it today, I'm not so sure that the core support even needs replaced. Might just be able to replace the headlight assemblies and at least have lights to drive at night...lol. Of course, eventually, I'll need to replace the hood and grill.
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Athol, Idaho is where she lives..
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the radiator support is all bolt on three or four 13 mm bolts on both sides (fender bolts batt tray) two bolts attach it to frame (15 and 19mm) very easy to R&R only pays about 4 hours including hood latch vertical support radiator condenser you dont have to remove rad only condenser because lines go through also p/s cooler lines depending on tow package
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