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  • Is there a trick way to do it

    Hi, I am working on a 57 silver hawk. I have to put the washers and spring clips on the bottom of the drivers side window. There is very little room and it also has a spring on the post that the washer and spring clip go on. I can't seem to find the trick to doing it, PLEEEEEASE help.

    Thanks,
    Wade

  • #2
    I can relate to your woes but it really isn't THAT bad of a job.

    Regulator rolled down, window gently slid down and pins inserted into the channel slots... get comfy (In my case, maybe even lying on a creeper or and old blanket) and squeeze the spring-loaded pin into the slot - slid the bevelled washer onto the protruding post and snap the clip on umtil it seats in the groove on the tip of the pin! Heck, I have more trouble getting them OFF than reistalling them.[}]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle!!

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

      I can relate to your woes but it really isn't THAT bad of a job.

      Regulator rolled down, window gently slid down and pins inserted into the channel slots... get comfy (In my case, maybe even lying on a creeper or and old blanket) and squeeze the spring-loaded pin into the slot - slid the bevelled washer onto the protruding post and snap the clip on umtil it seats in the groove on the tip of the pin! Heck, I have more trouble getting them OFF than reistalling them.[}]

      Miscreant adrift in
      the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by midnight1957

        quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

        I can relate to your woes but it really isn't THAT bad of a job.

        Regulator rolled down, window gently slid down and pins inserted into the channel slots... get comfy (In my case, maybe even lying on a creeper or and old blanket) and squeeze the spring-loaded pin into the slot - slid the bevelled washer onto the protruding post and snap the clip on umtil it seats in the groove on the tip of the pin! Heck, I have more trouble getting them OFF than reistalling them.[}]


        Thanks Mr. Biggs, do you slip them on from the side or from the top of the post, these clips are new and maybe a little stiff?

        Thanks,
        Wade
        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

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        • #5
          Either way will work but from the side might be less of a fight. Of course, from the side means you have to hold that washer/channel/spring trio well compressed with one hand while working the clip on with the other. Using the direct approach, you can use BOTH your index fingers to pop the clip/washer duo onto the post while pushing the base of said post with both thumbs. Sorta like pinching the whole mess together until you feel the clip snap into the groove!
          Make sure the channel slots are nicely greased with white (lithium) grease when you're done.[^]

          Miscreant adrift in
          the BerStuda Triangle!!

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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