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Old 04-01-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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Heritage Grille install - How tough is it?

I am going to pickup a Heritage grille for my Camaro Saturday. I was curious as to how hard of an install it is, has anybody done one themselves? I could just have the dealer install it, but they have never done one & I would like to save the cash if possible. Thanks for any info
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:08 PM   #2
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i havnt done it yet- but ive takin off the front bumper and thas not hard and the grill looks simple
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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there are several threads on the install.they say it isn't too bad of an install,but i've gotten lazy in my old age,so i would have it done.i do love that grill.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:37 PM   #4
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Bout a 60 minute job.

Jack the front of the car up and place on two jack stands.

Remove the six plastic clips on the header/nose plate under the hood.

Remove both wheels, remove the two plastic plugs in the fender liner & the three star headed screws.

Pull the liner loose from the bottom & it will fall down some.

Look up in & there r 3-10mm bolts across the top, one behind the marker light & a sm. 6mm one underneath light.

unplug the fog lights

remove the two 10mm bolts, one on either side and giggle the nose off.

hopefully the grille comes with instructions, i have not checked mine yet.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:40 PM   #5
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You dont even need to remove the wheels, just turn them according to whatever side you're on. No need to remove the liner even.

Oh and here's the DIY

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64375
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:39 PM   #6
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I did mine last weekend. Not too bad really. I didn't even jack up the front end, just turned the wheels. A couple of the bolts were a pain, but other than that it wasn't that big a deal. Now snapping in the new grill was no fun, but my son lent me hand on that part.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:34 PM   #7
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a lot easier than i though it would be... 4 bolts inside each fender, 6 tabs and 4 bolts on top, and 2 bolts on bottom and the bumper slides right off.

the grille is held in place by a bunch of tabs that require a flathead or panel removal tool to pop off.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:42 PM   #8
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Don't forget to save the clips, because they didn't come with my grill.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:08 PM   #9
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Cool

It's not difficult at all. The removal and reinstallation of the front nose clip is a breeze. Be sure to have a soft clean blanket to lay the nose piece on while removing the old grille and installing the new one (minimize scratching the painted surface on the nose piece).
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:26 AM   #10
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Thanks for the input everyone! I think I may give it a shot myself
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:18 PM   #11
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It is surprisingly easy. Took me about an 1 1/2 hour, but I did a few other things while working on it.
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