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Old 28th September 2006
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Question AC Condenser and Cross brace removal

I would like to know where to find info on replacing the ac condenser and the brace that connects one fender to the other ( holds the hood latch) or even get some info here. It would be easier than playing it by ear, if I had some idea of how to proceed.

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The bonnet slam panel is simply bolted on, you will see pictures where people have removed this panel to install a bigger intercooler. Only thing that needs disconnecting is the bonnet release cable. Just remove the bumper & lights & look for the other fixings.
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sorry to see the reason (in the pic) that's leading you to replace the components - hopefully no one was hurt during the process of sheet metal modification -

You'll need a fairly large wrench (adjustables work fine IF you've got the room to use them) to detach the AC lines from the condenser - the mounts are fairly obvious once you remove the hood -
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Thanks guys. The hood is off now. Tomorrow I'll unbolt the slam ( and it did )
panel. I've got one from a parts car.
Steve, thanks for the concern. It's a new acquisition. A 91 with nice features, except for the customization. Best of all it seems rust free.
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Are you planning on using the AC? If not, then just leave the condenser off. I removed mine by removing the grill, bumper skirt, and then dropping it out the bottom.

Seeing the amount of work, I think you should just take the whole bumper off, not hard.
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Thanks for the info. The condenser was easier than I thought.
Here are the after and during pics. For the heck of it.
Everything works. Even the wipers for the head lights.
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