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How hard is to remove the rad upper crossmember?

How hard is to remove the rad upper crossmember? think of pulling engine for a rebuild but the roof in my garage is only 8', If I removed this crossmember and grille I could save alot of hight. Any help would be great
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Just remove the whole radiator support. remove batteries, bumper, grille, headlight assemblies, headlight support (or whatever its called), radiator, move A/C condenser, etc. Then remove the rad support. I probably left something out, but you get the idea. Cheers!

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There is no "upper support" the rad support tis all ONE PIECE

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Yep and whats involved in removing it?


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There is no "upper support" the rad support tis all ONE PIECE
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Remove
Bumper
grill
header panel
A/C condensor
radiator
Fender bolts
Rad support nuts

it is about a 2-3 hour job.

I would skip all the extra work and just pull the engine

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Remove
Bumper
grill
header panel
A/C condensor
radiator
Fender bolts
Rad support nuts

it is about a 2-3 hour job.

I would skip all the extra work and just pull the engine
I would if I taugh my jack and roof were big enough, only have a 8' ceiling and a 1500lbs engine crane
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Engine only weighs 920lbs. How high is your truck lifted?

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Engine only weighs 920lbs. How high is your truck lifted?
33" tires is the only thing, Just want to make sure I have the height. Be a pain if I have it out and I run out of room and my engine crane loses mechanical advantange the farther i put the ram out. 1000lb wouldn't be to bad just the secound notch down
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Engine only weighs 920lbs. How high is your truck lifted?
33" tires is the only thing, Just want to make sure I have the height. Be a pain if I have it out and I run out of room and my engine crane loses mechanical advantange the farther i put the ram out. 1000lb wouldn't be to bad just the secound notch down
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If you are really worried(I would not be) pull the WHOLE front clip off. Easier that just the rad support

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