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Old 01-10-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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EXT: removing/ replacing radiator core support

So to begin I am not responsible if you mess up the front off your car


Tools needed:
chisel
spot weld remover drill bit
a big hammer
drill
some gloves





First you need to rmove fenders and front bumper headlights and horn. There should be a DIY on here some where for it.

Now take your spot weld remover drill bit and and drill out all the spot welds you don't wanna go all the way through. That way you leave something to weld on to later. I will count the number off spot welds tomorrow for a exact number. Were I have circled is were you wanna drill at. You will see the dimples




Now you want to start from the top and go down. So take your chisle and knock up the lip on the corner up under the fender thats were you wanna start to get it off. Were the red arrows are is were you wanna knock up.

Then keep working your way down and you will catch on





Will update when I have it weled on







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Old 01-11-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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Nice! always wondered how to do this!
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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Nice! always wondered how to do this!
Same here,
2 years ago this DIY probably would have saved my coupe from the crusher....
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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Nice, are you transferring the arcadia green's front to your CB?
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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Good write up. Did this to my car when I first got it. I didn't have to take the fenders off though.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #6
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Nice, are you transferring the arcadia green's front to your CB?
I was but then I got a new core support from JoshM

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Good write up. Did this to my car when I first got it. I didn't have to take the fenders off though.
How did you get the lip from under the fender. But mine was already off anyways I was in the middle off a wire tuck.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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I think I just took out that first fender bolt to get it off. Mine isn't perfectly put back together yet though because when I did this I had a shitty HF welder, so there's a series of bolts holding it on until I get around to tearing it down again and welding it back up.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #8
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Great DIY. Definetly come in handy for those of us unfortunate enough to wreck our cars.

Stupid question....is there a way to reinstall the core support without welding?
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #9
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Great DIY. Definetly come in handy for those of us unfortunate enough to wreck our cars.

Stupid question....is there a way to reinstall the core support without welding?
Yea you can use screws not the safest method but I have seen people do it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #10
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i need to do this
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:42 PM   #11
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Thanks TracieS for this DIY. This will definitely help me this weekend on my CD5.
Question: What type of spot weld remover drill bit did you use?
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:49 PM   #12
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It was just a little cheap set from northern tool. But I recommend a set from harbor freight or just dont buy the 10 dollar set it doesnt hold up to drilling out a lot of welds.
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It was just a little cheap set from northern tool. But I recommend a set from harbor freight or just dont buy the 10 dollar set it doesnt hold up to drilling out a lot of welds.
I appreciate the reply. The only one I see from harbor freight is this one:

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-8-eig...ter-95343.html

Will that be sufficient?

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it looks like it may do. Usually they will have a different selection in the store.d
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #15
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it looks like it may do. Usually they will have a different selection in the store.d
Headed to Harbor Freight in a few! Thanks! Also, what part of Tennessee are you in?
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #16
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Murfreesboro about 40 mins from nashville.
Gotcha! I am in Lavergne

I haven't seen a lot of CB7's or CD5's in Mboro, just mostly civic's 240's and integra's.

Anyway, keep up the good work!
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #18
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there really isnt just me and I am always at express pull and save every weekend lol
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there really isnt just me and I am always at express pull and save every weekend lol
I am just like you, there almost every weekend lately.
Express is about a mile from me. The best pull yard ever for accords!
I will be there Sat morning @ 8 sharp!
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