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Old 12-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Can the A/C condenser be installed w/o removing the hood?

When I did the LS swap I didn't put the condenser back in as I wasn't ready for the A/C to be hooked-up...figured it could go in anytime. Fast forward to now and I'm having to have the radiator fixed and figured it would be a good time to go ahead and put in the condenser...wrong...it doesn't seem like it will go w/o removing the hood now as the upper fitting hangs-up on the radiator support bracket. I guess I could remove that and install it. Thoughts?
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I'd pull the hood. It's not that big of a deal to get it off the car. And it beats skinning the paint or dinging the condenser.
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When I had most of the front side of the motor apart on the 77, I didn't see an easy way to get that stuff out without pulling the hood...so I agree with Tim.
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