Originally Posted by 72SBVet
I pulled mine to paint it....wasn't fun but drilling out my broken off exhaust bolts with the manifold still on was a major PITA....the bolts were frozen to the manifolds thus making it a solid piece.
I'll take it a touch further since I just did this today.
The vacuum tank on a 72 (under the drivers fender just above the charcoal can)
Less than 2 minutes to remove the tank. 6 small bolts easily accessible from the wheel well. 3 hosed slipped easily off 3 pipes
A little over an hour to remove the steering column (OK, I wanted it out for another reason) to get at the P/S bolts easier (I've been down this road before) and that hideous clip on the brake rod/pedal
Then you can move the PB boaster/master out of the way to allow for the tank to come out. (OK I took it off but again, that's another story)
Ranks right up there with:
Running a new fuel and return line with the body on.
Radio removal (those two nuts on the bottom of the center gauge cluster)
Trailing arm bolts (we've all been there)
headlight switch replacement
removing that nut from the back of the e-brake console that you need to access from the rear storage compartments.
And I do this for "fun", but honestly, I can say I hated some of these, but I can't think of any I wouldn't do (read pay someone else to do) again if they really needed to be done.