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Old 02-16-2010, 06:51 PM
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Wow! I know 80s are fast and smooth and quiet and kick patootie off road, but there are times I like how quick and easy it is to do things like a radiator R&R on a 40 series.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:29 PM
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On Sunday, I installed a new radiator in my 80 as part of the SC install.

There are two ways to remove the radiator:

The first method is to remove just the radiator itself and leave the "frame" in place. To do this, you must remove 4 bolts from the bottom that are barely a 1/2 inch above the frame rail. It's so tight that once I got the front bolts out, my gear wrench was trapped in place by the bolt.

The second method is to remove the radiator with the "frame" attached as one whole piece. In order to do this, you must remove the front grille and one of the headlight assemblies to get to the hidden front nuts that hold the upper part of the frame on each side.
That really sucks Matt, sorry to hear how bad it was...I would have probably thrown a few tools.

Of course there is a 3rd method.....just pay
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:30 PM
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Wow! I know 80s are fast and smooth and quiet and kick patootie off road, but there are times I like how quick and easy it is to do things like a radiator R&R on a 40 series.
Don't forget the espresso maker and ice cream machine....

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While it wasn't pleasant, i don't remember it being all that bad, but i was right there with you....i helped kevin do his lift this weekend. took a 3/4 (also known as really f'n big) air gun just to get the control arm bolts loose.
You did loosen the bolt and not the not on the front (Opposite for the rear of the arm) , correct? They are locked down nuts that have serrations that bite into the metal. So you have to loosen the bolt side.

As for radiator, can't remember it being that bad. Couple of years ago I did it in the Slickrock camp ground. If you follow the book it is a pain, but if you go the shortcut route like Robbie suggested it is not bad.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:12 AM
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Of course there is a 3rd method.....just pay
Always a great option, but I'm in the for the learning too. I want to know how the whole thing operates.

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As for radiator, can't remember it being that bad. Couple of years ago I did it in the Slickrock camp ground. If you follow the book it is a pain, but if you go the shortcut route like Robbie suggested it is not bad.
I'm sure it will be easier on me the next time. I did search on Mud and found a bunch of weak threads with conflicting descriptions of what method people used. It was not much help, so I forged ahead on my own.
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