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Old 04-04-2019, 12:11 PM   #326
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Lookin' good! I have the same mirrors. They work well for me but probably won't have the same rear-view your big ones had. (more turning your head to double-check)
I had a problem with the mirror on the passenger side - the existing holes didn't allow clear sight of the mirror from the driver's seat. I had to shim up the bottom a bit to get it to work.
Thanks iriereggaeman...Even "tucked-in" those big ones vibrated badly and were starting to tear-up the passenger side door. Besides, with the size and color of "OUR" Suburbans...other drivers will make room!

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Passenger door has been bulged-out at the holes and it crackled the paint on the top three...but I've got some fitment issues with this side as well due to previous repairs by original owner. Entire drivers side has never been hit and is super straight. May be the reason he put on the large mirrors???
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:51 PM   #327
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I got a little more ambitious today...thought I'd quickly pull out my grill to clean-up a few things, and boy, did that turn into a can of worms! The bright side after taking off much more than I thought I would have to, I can easily access my radiator core support body mounts that I received from GMC Pauls. Unfortunately, the Body Mount Kit is back-ordered!
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Old 04-23-2019, 07:05 PM   #328
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Question for those more knowledgable than me...is the grill surround normally pop-riveted in place as mine was?
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:44 PM   #329
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Question for those more knowledgable than me...is the grill surround normally pop-riveted in place as mine was?
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It has likely been changed out at some point. They are riveted from the factory but not with that style pop rivet. Factory ones have no hole.

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Old 04-24-2019, 01:00 AM   #330
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It has likely been changed out at some point. They are riveted from the factory but not with that style pop rivet. Factory ones have no hole.

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Thanks Richard...now I don't have to search for the right screws...when the time comes, i'll just pop-rivet it back together.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:21 PM   #331
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Did my radiator core support frame cushions today...took a while but pretty straight forward. Side by side shows how compressed the upper cushions were. 20 years ago, the original owner must have taken the easy route as the bottom cushions appear to have been changed before, but not the uppers or bolts!
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I started on my body mounts as well but decided to go the long route


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Old 04-24-2019, 08:40 PM   #333
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Here's the finished product with a little black paint added to hide the "Never-Seize" that gets everywhere!
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Those are gonna be some tall mounts, Richard...
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:04 PM   #335
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A bit of advice...if your radiator core support cushion set comes with square washers that look like these, don't use them. The square hole is a little bit too large and the carriage bolt shoulder spun inside of it. The hole in the original washer fit the shoulder of the new bolts perfectly. Also, the originals have the square hole "off-set" for a reason...which is to keep the entire washer from spinning around. I had both problems while I was assembling the first side ending up doing it 3 times. Use the original square washers to avoid this issue.
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