69 roadrunner what to install first

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  1. blue69runner

    blue69runner Well-Known Member

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    Can I put the grill on first before the bumper. Or dose the bumper go on first. Should have my grill in tomorrow from UPS. Have my head lights in and bezel's just hanging buy two screw's. Been working on getting all the wiring in and the small part's in the engine bay. Have some wire hangers left over but don't know where they go. Will post a picture of what I have done latter. Blue69Runner
     
  2. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Doesn't matter if the bumper or grill goes in first.
     
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    • moparedtn

      moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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      Factory did grille first right?
       
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      • Richard Cranium

        Richard Cranium FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Do I look like an assembly line worker?
         
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        • gdrill

          gdrill Just enjoying "B"-ing here FBBO Gold Member

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          No. They probably never looked so good..........
           
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          • blue69runner

            blue69runner Well-Known Member

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            Thanks guy's. Almost to the end. Just about ready to fire the motor. That will be a grate day.
             
          • Richard Cranium

            Richard Cranium FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            It might even be great too. :D
             
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            • moparedtn

              moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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              You ASSumed I was asking you specifically...:lol:
               
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              • Triplegreen500

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                If it were me, and if physically it could be done either way (i.e. one part doesn't block or prohibit access to attaching hardware for the other part)...I'd put the big, heavy, durable piece on first to eliminate the possibility of breaking the lightweight, more fragile piece if its installation fought back at all.

                In other words...put the bumper on first, so you don't run the chance of whacking the grille with it while you're balancing it and positioning it.
                 
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                • dadsbee

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                  Bumper, signal lights, make sure everything works and then grill. Smart way to do it in case a headlight bucket or grill screw goes into the wiring harness.... you know how I know that !
                   
                • steve from staten island

                  steve from staten island FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                  I left the fenders off until the engine was installed, test run and mostly everything under the hood as well. Saves a lot of aggravation, damage to fenders and is a hell of a lot easier on the back
                  Of course it was all for nothing as I had to pull engine out not long afterwards
                   
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                  On a side note, that lower fill panel below the grill is a royal PITA. I had to R & R it when I changed the cam. Hope I never have to do that again.
                   
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