The (non-stock Buick) fender to core support braces (that can be found on other Gbody vehicles like the Cutlass or Monte Carlo) have been on this Turbo Regal for a long time.
They were probably installed way way before we acquired it.
Still functioning fine (after all, it’s just a brace), but needing a freshening up since the paint has chipped in several spots.
So we’re going to remove them, sand them down, prime & paint, then reinstall.
[perhaps in the future we will have these powedercoated as well]
This is part of our “Buick Grand National Engine Bay Cleanup series.”
(a multi-part series we’re doing for assorted things under the hood)
(eventually the entire thing will look as pretty as the rest of the Turbo Buick does)
Sandpaper, primer, paint.
All of this stuff is just sitting on the shelf, waiting to be used.
So we obliged.
There’s 2 bolts holding each one on.
The core support bolts and nuts are easy to get to.
The ones on the fender, not so much.
The nuts are on the back side, so you’ll need to reach thru the underside of the fenders to undo them.
Not too bad of a job, just don’t drop them down there!
(maybe you’ll get lucky and they will fall to the ground, but perhaps not!)
[and for the drivers side, the Cruise Control Servo and dual horns are kind of in the way of getting to the bolt/nut]
5 minutes to remove both, 5 minutes to reinstall the pair.
Then there’s the 15 minutes of primering including drying time, and 1 hour of painting with dry time included, in between those.
[it took us about 15 minutes total to write up this story, and take photos. The rest of the time waiting for the paint to dry was spent scrolling the Facebook, since we like to be productive! lol]
[Note that the brace with the bend in it goes on the passenger side, it’s meant to clear the battery]