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vet80y

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Thu 20 Dec 18 10:45

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Heres a video showing how its done...

https://youtu.be/Y7e8Iw95am8

Admittedly a little bit easier with the door removed because there is more room to work but thats the general idea.



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kentvette

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Thu 20 Dec 18 11:09

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Thanks Scott! That's a lot clearer than the "other" video I watched.

I'm not going to remove the spring on the old '78 to have a look, or another go at it, Laughing I'm wondering if some of us have trouble with actually dropping the top of the spring far enough down for some reason - only my thoughts as I don't recall the detail of why I struggled, other than I haven't got the years of experience you have Thumbs up Smile

As I say, I'm not looking for the other side spring to break, but I'll almost be happy to have another go at the job with an un-molsted spring!


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Jimbo64

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Thu 20 Dec 18 14:39

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Thanks for video. Certainly does look a lot easier with door off, which is the route I was hoping not to go down, but fully understand what I need to do on my driver's side and how tool puts the spring under tension for then tapping same into place.
As stated earlier, will update in due course how an amateur gets on, but gonna be in New Year now, as my mate with our special tool has gone to Spain for Festive period !I


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vet80y

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Thu 20 Dec 18 16:44

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


You don't take the door off for that job. The door happened to be off that car for other reasons.

The door being on adds around 30 seconds.....

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kentvette

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Thu 20 Dec 18 17:08

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Jimbo64 wrote (View Post):Thanks for video. Certainly does look a lot easier with door off, which is the route I was hoping not to go down, but fully understand what I need to do on my driver's side and how tool puts the spring under tension for then tapping same into place.
As stated earlier, will update in due course how an amateur gets on, but gonna be in New Year now, as my mate with our special tool has gone to Spain for Festive period !I


Jim, When I put the spring on mine it was actually as simple as Scott's video, complete with the door on. I'd just added to the process by my little bit of trimming, but excluding that 50 seconds with a hack-saw, it did actually take me only a few seconds more than it did Scott! In fact, wife June came down t see how it was going and was disappointed to find it done, door closed and car half covered! Laughing


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Chris Sale

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Thu 20 Dec 18 17:14

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Great video from Scott. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What does that make a video worth!


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kentvette

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Thu 20 Dec 18 17:47

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Chris Sale wrote (View Post):Great video from Scott. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What does that make a video worth!

I bet you wish the C2 set-up was that easy Chris! Laughing


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Jimbo64

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Thu 20 Dec 18 17:53

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Thumbs up


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Jimbo64

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Thu 20 Dec 18 18:07

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


And on a further positive note, got new 2inch air cleaner yesterday, so after fitting pipework from rocker cover to my deep dish base plate, fitted cleaner and closed bonnet, result...well almost, when I re-checked, 3 pointed centre nut a little bit too high and scraping inside of bonnet, so simple butterfly wingnut has had to do.


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Chris Sale

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Thu 20 Dec 18 22:18

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Late reply to Stephen Irons' last message above.....

Yes I do wish the job was as easy on a C2! I have had two of the four Door Hinge Striker Springs on my Driver's door hinges break off in the last couple of years. These are a pig to replace so will delay replacement until another one fails.


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