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  • It was not a walk in the park;-( Avanti clock removal

    And here I thought how difficult can removing the clock from the dash be??

    First my 70 yr old back cried and wailed with all the twisting........let alone the stream of colorful epithets spilling from my mouth.

    After 30 minutes the deed was done!

    Believe me I was close to cutting a large hold in the side of the fiberglass dash!.....there is a hole there already, too small for anything.....wonder why Stude put it there??

  • #2
    Is that the one used for access to the Emergency/Back-up Hood release?
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Not that I am aware of.....the emergency hood release is effectuated by the removal of the rubber plugs underneath the car, then putting a large flat blade screwdriver up in the hole and pushing on the release mechanism.
      Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
      Is that the one used for access to the Emergency/Back-up Hood release?

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      • #4
        You’ll be faster the next time
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        1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire

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        • #5
          I thought I read somewhere that the key was to just make that hole in the side of the dash bigger? I need to pull the clock in my '70 but haven't attempted it yet.
          Mike S

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          • #6
            That will be the next owner!!!
            Originally posted by 2R5 View Post
            You’ll be faster the next time

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            • #7
              Mike first take the front seat out. Second, pull the battery cable, third place some soft material on the front floor, (for your back) have a good amount of small sockets, offsets, etc. A strong light so you can see while you cuss:-) Good luck!!!
              Originally posted by Mike Sal View Post
              I thought I read somewhere that the key was to just make that hole in the side of the dash bigger? I need to pull the clock in my '70 but haven't attempted it yet.
              Mike S

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mike Sal View Post
                .....I read somewhere that the key was to just make that hole in the side of the dash bigger?
                YES, by all means... make the hole larger. It's hidden by the aluminum cover anyway. Makes life a lot easier...
                64 GT Hawk (K7)
                1970 Avanti (R3)

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                • #9
                  Why hack up the dash?? Sometimes life is not supposed to be easy.....I was able to get the clock out and in with no cutting.....and happy I was able to....
                  Originally posted by 64V-K7 View Post
                  YES, by all means... make the hole larger. It's hidden by the aluminum cover anyway. Makes life a lot easier...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hawklover View Post
                    Why hack up the dash?? Sometimes life is not supposed to be easy.....I was able to get the clock out and in with no cutting.....and happy I was able to....
                    That's for sure. After all, 30 minutes to do the job isn't bad.
                    Besides, working on Studebakers is what keeps us out of trouble. LOL

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