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valleyguy
05-05-2007, 04:05 PM
I'm in the process of removing my 58 Hawk dash to recover as well
as replace a couple of switches. I have two issues I need help
with, hopefully someone else has done this task before. (it's not addressed in earlier threads). ;;;;

I have all retaining screws and bolts removed except the bracket that
holds the dash to the steering column; the manual says only to
"remove the two bolts".. problem is, after removing the two
lower nuts I don't see how the two long bolts get removed.
I tried to drive them upward out of the bracket, but no go. They appear to be pressed (from above) down through the bracket and I can't get the steering column to lower enough to slip the dash
down off the bolts. any thoughts?

Secondly, I removed and labled all the wires,,, except one little
bugger I somehow missed. On the turn signal "module" (behind the "blinkers" on the dash) there are three bulbs and one rather short red wire with connector. I don't know where this red wire connects; the wiring diagram I have doen't show it.. Is this simply a ground?

any help appreciated. Thanks,

Joe D.

JDP
05-05-2007, 04:15 PM
The dash has to slip off the studs.Did you remove all the nuts at the windshield base and drop the steering column a bit ? If so, tilt the dash and drop it off the studs.

JDP/Maryland

64 Commander
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

valleyguy
05-06-2007, 01:15 PM
ok, got it off; thanks JDP.. Where the manual says
"remove the two bolts holding the bracket and steering column
to the dash" it gives no hint on how to go about that.
I had to remove the triangular-shaped support bracket
which is held on by one bolt accessible on the outside of
the car (cowl) and one under the dash. That allowed me to
raise the metal framework just a bit while lowering the steering column slightly, allowing me to slip the collar down off
the two studs; Then.... there
were two retaining clips that had to be removed as well, before
I could free up the dash for removal. Anyway,.... all done.
Now all I have to do is refinish it///// tks again.

JDP
05-06-2007, 01:58 PM
It's a lot easier after you've done a dozen or so. :) I've taken apart so many Hawks over the years I can pretty much ID every little bolt and clip and that makes life much easier.

JDP/Maryland

64 Commander
64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert-63
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander