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Old Jan 3rd, 12, 08:29 AM
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Default 1972 Nova:replacing heater core and heater core

I have a 1972 Nova WITH Air Conditioning.

I would like to replace the heater core and the hoses.

Does anyone have know if this is possible WITHOUT pulling the passenger fender off? If so, how, and how much of a pain is it?

Thanks!
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Old Jan 3rd, 12, 10:29 AM
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Phillip told me to pull at least the pass. side inner fender and proceed from there. I donot bend very good any more so I am going to pull the whole dog house off. My Nova has a bad case of rust in the radiator core support, I can not find a good core support in Indiana so I repair! Getting back to your question, take pictures during tear down, and Kroil the fasteners. Kroil is the best rust buster I ever found. My Nova is a 78. Happy New Year Don in Indiana
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Old Jan 3rd, 12, 11:28 AM
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The inner fender is all that needs removed to access the nuts to remove the heater core case. On the inside the glove box liner, AC ducting and the kick panel will need to be removed. I found it much easier to remove the seat to have more room to work. Like Don I do not bend well anymore
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Old Jan 5th, 12, 11:26 PM
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how hard is it to put the inner fender back on? Scale 1-10?

BTW Phillip, that is a clean looking 77 nova!
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Old Jan 6th, 12, 12:06 AM
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Not hard, maybe a 2. I have mine in and out many times so I have gotten good at it.

Thanks it was fun to build too and a blast to drive
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One more tip on reassembel of bolt on parts, Antiseize. I use it a lot! It has saved the day many times! The next person who gets my toys will thank me. Don in Indiana
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