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About jbnelle

  • Birthday 02/18/1969

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  1. Thanks guys!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I was trying to get the steering wheel off my 73 this past weekend but had no luck. I removed the section that has the horn (that section goes from 9 to 3 o'clock) and the nut securing the wheel to the steering column. Am I missing something? I've been able to remove the steering wheel in the past..but haven't done so for a long, long time. Thanks!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. WD40 and a wire brush. It will take a while but it will all come off. I spent 2hrs on mine.
  4. Hi all! I was working on removing the windshield of my 73 vert and was wondering what I can use to get all that black gunk off the frame. I tried scrapping it off, but wondered if there was a chemical that could expedite the process. Thanks!
  5. Sorry for the confusion..the engine is still in the engine bay, but hasn't started in years! I was trying to figure out a way to roll it around without putting the wheels on dollies. I think I have an idea of what to do now..thanks for the responses!!
  6. This may be a silly question, but I was wondering what I can do to get my non-functional 73 vert moving on it's wheels again. I want to be able roll the car around on it's 4 wheels without the engine. Is it as easy as disconnecting the drivetrain or removing the transmission? I am fairly new to restorations and wondered what advice you all can provide me. Thanks!
  7. It would be nice to have a forum dedicated to restoration questions and where one could find either NOS or reproduction parts.
  8. Has anyone attempted to reset their odometer on their '73? I am tinkering around in there and cannot seem to figure out how to release the numbers from the unit. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  9. Welcome John! I am fairly new also. I like to read the various posts to see what info I can gather. I also have posted a couple of times when I come across some specific questions. Everybody has been great in answering any questions you have.... Enjoy!
  10. Hi Mark, I was just stripping the doors off my 73 today and wondered how you were able to remove the handle (both interior and exterior)? It seems like there is a nut on the end of the cable-like rod that attaches the handles and door lock. I was able to get the window and hardware out of the door, though couldn't get the handles off. It's all still attached by the "rod" that connects the door handles. Just wondering what you had to do to get those pieces off. Thanks! Joe
  11. Hello all - I recently removed the vinyl off the top and all I have left is the frame. Everything is still attached to the body. My question is this - does anyone know how to retract the frame so it is out of the way? I seem to be able to get it to lift maybe a quarter of the way, though cannot get it to go any further. I don't want to totally remove the frame, just want to get it in the down position. There is no electricity available to operate the switch, and the engine has not run in close to 20 years. Thanks! Joe
  12. Convertibles dont use this tool, nuts and screws hidden under the interior trim pieces. ANd under the door window rubber gasket. Also look down the pillar into the fender there is a screw there, hard to get to with the fender on, use a wrench on it it should be a hex head screw, dont remove it just loosen it a turn or so the trim is slotted so it slides out. Also when you reinstall it dont forget to make a gasket for the big stainless molding that runs across the top, it is a foam gasket about 3/4" thick and may have turned to dust on yours when you remove it, it seals against the glass to keep water from riding up the windshiled into the frame and then onto your lap. Thanks jorgem...
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