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post #1 of 10 Old 10-31-2010, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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removing front bumper and drivers side fender today

just like the title says...body damage so i'm gonna go to town on the front end of my truck today. the bumper looks pretty straight foward but the fender looks like a royal PITA. the whole wheel well appears to be one piece...so i'm basically taking the truck down to frame. has anyone ever removed a fender on our trucks before? any tips? step by step even?


truck is a 2000 so it has a 2 piece bumper...i heard an 01-04 1 piece bumper bolts right up. is that true?

any help is appreciated

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for the bumper, its 2 bolts on each side of the frame rail on top, and 2 bolts on the outside of the frame rail on each side. really easy job, maybe 10 minutes to get the front bumper off

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yeah im in the process of dropping the bumper now...just got the brush guard off. that thing saved my truck.

looks like theres a lot of spot welds on the fender that i'm gonna hafta drill out

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really struggling with removing the fender...anyone have any input? it feels like ive taken out a hundred bolts and the thing is still rock solid

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Everything sitting on the wheel wheel needs to be moved. Fuse box, battery, battery tray, etc. The inner and the outer is one piece, don't drill out any welds.

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yeah i finally got it. thanks

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No pics? Dang.

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no camera! the only hard part was physically pulling the fender and apron away from the rest of the body....over the past 11 years its molded itself to the rest of the truck pretty good

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I removed both my fenders and such on the Gen3 I have (up forsale now bought a gen4) the new fenders were a PITA to get on, I didnt have to much problem getting either of my fenders off tho. Both my fenders where from a dodge dealer, aftermarket tho. (we knew the guy there)
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Having problems removing front left fender. Have removed battery box headlight and tons of bolts. Still having problems. Please help . thanks !
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