Originally Posted by geraldsbernard
Thanks for your help, I have a few more questions for you
Do you have any pictures of the torsion bars while you had the valance off ?
How many hours do you think it would take a chevy dealer to do this ?
It's not difficult if you are ok with mechanical work. Remove the rear valence, couple of screws and push pins. Use a panel tool they pop out easily
Remove the tail lights, two 7 mm bolts each side. You don't need to disconnect them, just move aside
Remove the fasteners on the rear side of the inner fenders.
Reach up inside behind the rear wheels to remove one bolt on each side that holds the ends of the rear bumper cover in place. Then remove the bolts behind the license plate in the canter. And finally the row of bolts across the top of the trunk
The bumper cover will lift off at each end then from the center
Unhook the electrical and set the bumper cover aside
You now have access to the torsion bars.
I fashioned a "tool" by drilling a hole in the end of a - by 1 inch piece of oak about two feet long. The end of the torsion rod fits into the hole then I could move it out of the retention clip easily. Did the reverse to install the new rods.