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blackhawk61
12-30-2006, 10:07 AM
I need advice on removing and installing the cowl mldgs(between the wipers) on (1953-1961 "C body" coupe)without scratching up paint.I had a set rechromed(last remaining "bad" chrome on car)The set coming off(pitted)will be for sale.
Thanks,
Ken

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
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Lewisville,NC
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ROADRACELARK
12-30-2006, 10:34 AM
Ken,
Use masking tape to surround the working area, at least a couple of inches wide. I hope you like working under the dash[xx(] because that's where you'll be. Seriously, it is as far as your arm is long to reach the nuts, (3/8's inch IIRC) I think there's only 4 or mabe 5. They also have a foam sealing washer under the nut to seal around the hole. You may get lucky and find some of the new style nuts that have a sealer made into them. That's all there is to it.
Hope this helps:) What a beautiful car!!!:D

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

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Dick Steinkamp
12-30-2006, 10:48 AM
quote:Originally posted by ROADRACELARK
You may get lucky and find some of the new style nuts that have a sealer made into them. That's all there is to it.
Hope this helps:) What a beautiful car!!!:D



What Dan said. It would also help to have a helper outside the car while you're standing on your head under the dash. Also, the holes that the studs fit into are rather large so you can align the pieces. I doubt if the new style nuts would seal well enough. Seal them up good, however you do it though. It's one of the most common entry points of water to the cabin.



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Bellingham, WA

blackhawk61
12-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Thanks fellas !........I have the old ones off and cleaned up the area in preparation to install new ones.....Ran out of day.....In process now wipers don't work. Don't see anything obvious...wires loose,etc.What have I likely done ?

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://sixty5short.chevytalk-supporter.org/blackhawk61/rrhawk.jpg
Lewisville,NC
(formerly chevpartsman)

Roscomacaw
12-30-2006, 05:06 PM
You must've interfered with the wiring somehow.:( Should be an easy fix.:)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

ROADRACELARK
12-30-2006, 05:06 PM
Ken,
Git your trusty ole test light out and start at the wiper switch unless the motor runs and nuthin' moves. Then start lookin' at the mechanicals under the dash just where you was at for the chrome removal. Hope this helps.:)

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

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Road Racers turn left AND right.

rockne10
12-30-2006, 06:43 PM
I removed mine with the dash in. They will be installed with the dash out; what a pain to get to.

In the absence of the original foam washers I'll use dum-dum.

I suspect you've probably pulled a bullet out of the wiper switch. PITA. Simple fix for the triple-jointed folks.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
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previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

sbca96
12-31-2006, 05:18 AM
Go Go Gadget Arm!;)

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Tom

blackhawk61
01-01-2007, 02:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by ROADRACELARK

Ken,
Git your trusty ole test light out and start at the wiper switch unless the motor runs and nuthin' moves. Then start lookin' at the mechanicals under the dash just where you was at for the chrome removal. Hope this helps.:)

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

[img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
Road Racers turn left AND right.

Dan,
With "my trusty test light" I found I had power to the wiper motor.Somehow lost ground. Made a new ground wire...Wipers OK now !..Ready to start installing cowl mldgs.
Thanks,
Ken

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://sixty5short.chevytalk-supporter.org/blackhawk61/rrhawk.jpg
Lewisville,NC
(formerly chevpartsman)

blackhawk61
01-04-2007, 05:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

I removed mine with the dash in. They will be installed with the dash out; what a pain to get to.

In the absence of the original foam washers I'll use dum-dum.

I suspect you've probably pulled a bullet out of the wiper switch. PITA. Simple fix for the triple-jointed folks.


Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

Don't yet know what happened on the wipers........Lost ground somehow..Made new ground wire to cure that problem.....You are right I finally got cowl mldgs on......pain in the a** !
Ken

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://sixty5short.chevytalk-supporter.org/blackhawk61/rrhawk.jpg
Lewisville,NC
(formerly chevpartsman)

N8N
01-04-2007, 05:24 PM
Before I dive under the dash, anyone know how the stainless '55 C-body moldings attach? Are they nuts and studs like the potmetal ones or something different?

nate

...tracking down leaks, one drip at a time.

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55 Commander Starlight
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rockne10
01-04-2007, 08:36 PM
Conjecture on my part, Nate; I would suspect molding clips with studs. If the parts catalog reveals naught...well, either way, prepare thyself for contortion.[V] And expect they will be easier to remove than install unless you pull the dash.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser