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Unread post by jcannon44 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:22 pm

Any advice on hoe to remove these inside hood fasteners?Image


Jeff Cannon, Smithfield, VA
1966 Corvair Monza Conv.
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1966 Corvair Monza Convertible

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Re: Help on how to remove ....

Unread post by bbodie52 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:27 pm

It has been many years, but I believe they just popped out when I used a scraping tool to pry them away from the insulation. The metal fingers may break. You may choose to replace them with a plastic set as shown in the Clark's catalog. I couldn't find any mention of these clips in the 1966 Fisher Body Service Manual.

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Part number C4616 (Other): ORIGINAL 1965 STYLE METAL HOOD RETAINER FULL SET=C4616K

Note: This part is not a perfect match for C378.

Weight: 0 lbs 2 oz
Catalog Pages(s): 179,295B
Price: $ 3.45

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Part number C378: 65-69 ENGINE COVER INSULATION RETAIN-EA SET 12=C378A

Weight: 0 lbs 1 oz
Catalog Pages(s): 295B
Price: $ 1.40


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Part number C4616K: ORIGINAL 1965 STYLE METAL HOOD RETAINERS SET/12

Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Catalog Pages(s): 179,295B
Price: $ 35.85


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Unread post by jcannon44 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:04 pm

Thank You!


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1966 Corvair Monza Conv.
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1966 Corvair Monza Convertible

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Unread post by Wagon Master » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:22 am

A flat right angle carpenter's "Wonder bar" also works great. I have a smaller one in plastic for wiper arms and exterior moldings. Plus you already have a non-marring pad in place

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Unread post by dave t » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:01 am

I use a door panel puller tool. It works great.
Note: I have heard that the 65 metal retainers sometimes come loose and can be "eaten" by the fan. Not good. Many people use the 66-69 plastic retainers for that reason. Those plastic retainers often get destroyed when removing so get a few extras.

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Unread post by steve57 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:38 pm

I used a small pair of needle nose pliers to squeeze the tabs together. They came right out. My 69 for whatever reason has a full set of metal retainers not plastic.


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1969 monza coupe
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Unread post by steve57 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:42 pm

I should have added - slide the pliers between the clip and the lid to release.


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