removing kickpanel's

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  1. bowtie1

    bowtie1 Veteran Member

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    trying to remove my kick panel,s, to dye them black. Is there a trick to this? started on the passenger side but the vent's go so far into the finder that i'm hitting the heaterbox and the driver's side with the ebreak and such it looks like a realy big job. My friend just did the one's in his son's 79 trans am and he said he did them in car with out removing, is this the way to do them? Thanks for any help.:confused:
     
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    77RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You're right. The park brake lever and heater box have to come out if you want to remove the kick panels.
     
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    thank you.
     
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    Wouldabin Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    not a fun job. Mask off the area and try to get er done in the car.
     
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    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    also the metal trim up the A pillar either needs to come off or be loosened...I had to take mine completely off to get the panel out from under it.....Also don't forget the e-brake has two nuts underneath the M/C Booster on the firewall...I missed those and wondered why it wasn't loose yet....LOL
     
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    parking brake assy. YES............heater box NO......you do not have to remove the heater box to get the pass.side kick panel out. FYI;) at least not on a 73
     
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    I didn't have to remove my heater box either to get the passenger side out.

    Also, on the drivers side, it helps to remove the dimmer switch assembly.
     
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    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    A/C vac can....needs to be taken out on the Pass side kick panel if you have A/C
     
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    +1...take the switch out.


    edit: Wait...does a 77 have the dimmer on the floor?
     
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    I would think so because the 78 I have has it on the floor
     

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