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Close up of driving lights in grill326 viewsHere's a close up of the driving light mounted in the grill
m_broken_extractor_end_and_extracted_bolt.jpg
303 viewsNow these are the extractors you want to use,even if you end up breaking of the end that goes into your socket, you can still use them,simply insert the extractor further into your socket.
One other note, the extractor shaft is 1/4" do not attempt to use a 1/4" drive ratchet,you will break your gear,Use a 3/8" drive & socket that is reduced to 1/4" you may need a leverage bar like we did, but it worked.
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Heater core exposed marked412 viewsAnd here's the heater core after the cover has been removed. The core itself is also held in place by two
7mm headed screws, which I've circled here in orange. Remove these screws, lift away the metal bracket that secures the core tank, and pull the heater core towards yourself. It may resist a bit, but if you've removed the heater hoses it'll come out. Don't tip it too much on removal as there is always antifreeze waiting in the core to leak onto the carpet. I've put a shop rag on the floorboard to catch any that does leak.
Note the black plastic tab above the heater core; it's job is to fasten the defroster duct in place. It does a great job of that, but it does an even better job of making reassembly of the heater core cover a real nightmare.
More on that in a moment.
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Looking for room to mount the pump3148 viewsAnother side view from the rear looking forward.

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trim.jpg
351 viewsJan 27, 2011
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480 viewsJust threw that in it got black interior three years ago.This was during its tranformation process.Jan 23, 2011
van_front_paint.jpg
425 viewsI just painted it and pulled off masking tape pulled it out front for photo op.Sent pic to mom she was worried about it.She bought it new.Jan 23, 2011
van_at_walmart.jpg
480 viewsGirly man tires I used to paint it and bumper put onJan 23, 2011