Entry 46 – Radio Antenna, Indicator Lamps, Blanking Plates, Plugs and Grommets, Motor Mounts, Interior Lamps, Wheel Spat Rubber Buffers, Wheel spat Mounting Brackets, Spare Tire Cover, Bonnet Latch, Fuel Line Clips

Radio Antenna

I continued with the removal of odds and ends on Sunday. I had never removed the radio antenna that was fastened to a clip inside the LH front fender. It was secured to the clip with a large nut tightened down on the clip. Removal was just a matter of loosening the nut and withdrawing the antenna assembly from the area between the fender and the interior infrastructure.

Radio Antenna

Radio Antenna

Indicator Lamps

I then removed both the LH and RH Indicator lens for side lamps, by pushing off the sliding spring clip with a small screwdriver.

Indicator Lens & Clip

Indicator Lens & Clip

Indicator Lens & Clip

Indicator Lens & Clip

Blanking Plates, Plugs, and Grommets

Next, I removed several blanking plates related to the steering when located on the RH side of the car. A small plastic grommet was removed from near the opening for the steering column. I then removed two 5/16” #10 hex machine screws securing an oval headlamp dipper switch blanking plate, and drilled out four pop rivets holding the steering column blanking plate in place. Small black rubber plugs were pressed into the four welded nuts located on the side of the steering column blanking plate as seen in the image below to the left.

Plastic Blanking Grommet

Plastic Blanking Grommet

Blanking Plate Bolts

Blanking Plate Bolts

Dipper Switch Blanking Plate

Dipper Switch Blanking Plate

Steering Blanking Plate

Steering Blanking Plate

The next task was to remove the circular gearbox access plate located on the gearbox tunnel by several small slotted self-tapping screws.

Gearbox Access Plate

Gearbox Access Plate

I then discovered a rubber blanking grommet on the firewall located behind the battery. I pushed it out and removed it.

Firewall Grommet Removed

Firewall Grommet Removed

Firewall Rubber Grommet

Firewall Rubber Grommet

Motor Mounts

I then moved to the removal of the motor mounts from the frame. I removed both the LH and RH flange support bracket assembly by removing four hex head bolts. The two lower bolts are long. For some reason (?) one bolt has the head to the inside while the other has the nut to the inside – see photos.

Motor Flange Bracket Mount

Motor Flange Bracket Mount

Motor Flange Bracket Bolts

Motor Flange Bracket Bolts

Motor Flange Bracket

Motor Flange Bracket

Motor Flange Bracket

Motor Flange Bracket

Odds and Ends

I then removed the rubber drain line from the RH side of the firewall. Two clips held by slotted, selftapping screws were removed in the process. Four small rubber blanking plugs filled the captured nuts on the RH floor for the accelerator pedal assembly for a RH drive car. These plugs were popped out and removed. I also removed two hairpin clips use to secure the fuel line to the RH sidewall in the engine bay.

Carb Fuel Drain Line

Carb Fuel Drain Line

Accelerator Blanking Plugs

Accelerator Pedal Blanking Plugs

Fuel Line Clips

Fuel Line Clips

I discovered that there were a few small pieces of the rubber tacking strip under the LH doors that I had failed to remove previously. I pulled out the tacks and removed the rubber strips.

Tack Strip at LH B/C Post

Tack Strip at LH B/C Post

Rubber Tack Strip

Rubber Tack Strip

Tack Strip at B/C Post

Tack Strip at B/C Post

Tack Strip at Rear Door

Tack Strip at Rear Door

Interior Lamps and Wheel Spats

The remains of two rear seat courtesy lamp plywood mounting rings were still in the car. They were held in place by small slotted self-tapping screws, but they fell apart when I tried to remove them! I then removed a large rocker sill plastic plugs at the rear of each of the LH and RH door rocker sills. A visual inspection of the interior of the rockers was very encouraging as little rust was discovered. There were three wheel spat rubber buffers located on the body at each rear wheel. I popped out each of these.

Interior Lamp Mounting Ring

Interior Lamp Mounting Ring

Rocker Sill Plastic Grommet

Rocker Sill Plastic Grommet

Spat Rubber Buffers

Spat Rubber Buffers

Spat Rubber Buffers

Spat Rubber Buffers

Spat Rubber Buffers

Spat Rubber Buffers

Spare Tire Cover

I then removed the foam rubber anti-rattle pad on the underside of the spare tire cover assembly, and the locating stanchion on the rear edge of the cover frame.

Spare Cover Foam

Spare Cover Foam

Locating Stanchion for Cover

Locating Stanchion for Cover

Bonnet Latch

Although I had previously removed the bonnet, I had not removed the bonnet latch from the bonnet. I first removed the split pin securing the spring in the latch and then removed the latch from the bonnet.

Bonnet Latch & Spring

Bonnet Latch & Spring

Bonnet Latch Spring

Bonnet Latch Spring

Rear Wheel Spat Brackets

I then removed the LH and RH rear wheel spat mounting brackets. Each was held in place by two 7/16” hex head bolts. These were adjustable on the body so I measured each one. Finally, I removed the frame rail fuel line clips from the RH frame rail.

Rear Wheel Spat Bracket

Rear Wheel Spat Bracket

Spat Bracket Measurement

Spat Bracket Measurement

Wheel Spat Brackets

Wheel Spat Brackets

Wheel Spat Brackets

Wheel Spat Brackets

Fuel Line Clips

Fuel Line Clips

Fuel Line Clips

Fuel Line Clips

Fuel Line Clips

Fuel Line Clips

Fuel Line Clips

 

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