57 Camaro

Various body parts need to be removed before installation of the kit can begin.  Removing many of these parts will be easier if the car is raised and the wheels removed.  
I chose to place the Camaro at an angle in the garage to have more space around the car.  Once up in the air the battery was disconnected -- a wise precaution since so many wires and lights will be disconnected and the body modified.  Next the wheels were removed and set out of the way by my Nephew Ryan.
The first body part to be removed was the hood.  It is supported by 2 gas struts. 
These were disconnected from the hood along with their brackets.  A 2x4 was used to hold the hood up once they were disconnected and allowed to lay on the engine.  (no need to remove them completely.) 
I placed some scrap 2x4 at the hood corners just incase the hood slipped so it would not break the windshield.  The nuts on the two bolts on each hinge were removed before Ryan and I lifted the hood off.  The two latches were removed from the hood and saved.  With the hood off the hinges themselves can be removed and set aside for use later.
Much of the nose will need to removed.  The rubber valance, air dam, fenders and underside valance. 
Much of the soft rubber parts are held on by plastic rivets.  To removed them the center part is pulled up.  A tool to this is available and recommended but of course I didn’t have one so used screwdrivers, pliers and a putty knife to remove mine.   Start by removing the fasteners holding on the underside valance panels on both sides.  This will expose three fasteners that will hold the front valance and fenders together.  The air dam can be removed next.  Hidden beneath the headlights are two screws on each side that need to be removed from underneath the car to allow the front valance to be removed.   It will be easier to get to the passenger side ones if the horns are removed first.
Next up are the fenders.  First remove the obvious screws along the the top edge of the fender.  Two more are hidden underneath just forward of the door.  Another is located at the top of the fender you can get when the door is fully opened. 
The last is located behind the inner fender.  To get to it pop out the plastic rivets in the wheel opening the pry the inner fender and fender apart at the midpoint towards the door to get access to the last screw.
The crush grating is removed along with the inner bumper.  Several bolts attach the bumper to the front frame.
  The washer fluid tank and pump can be removed and so can the upper cross bar and head lights.
Once finished with the front work can begin in the rear. Start by removing the spare tire, jack and carpeting from the trunk.  Next,
removed the tail lights, they are held on by plastic wing nuts.  Once these are removed the lights pull off allowing the bulbs and sockets to be twisted out of the tail lights.  The rear valance and “Camaro” trim panel come off next.  Two nuts on each side in the trunk hold the valance on. 
Two others and more plastic wing nuts hold the “camaro” trim on.  The trim must be removed before the valance.  Once loose follow the marker light wires to a connector  on the drivers side and disconnect.  The trunk lid can be removed for now.  Finally remove the antenna by unscrewing the shaft then the trim ring.  The antenna base can then be dropped in to the trunk.

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