August 11, 2004

Removing the Hood

In the last entry, we didn't want to remove the hood until we removed the bracket that was holding both the steering column and the 6 volt fuse. The bolts seemed to be held on by 10mm square nuts. However, even with several days of spraying WD-40, the square "nuts" didn't budge.

Maybe they aren't supposed to. It could be like the fenders where they are welded onto the body. So what's the problem? The bolts on the other side. You get to them underneath the ignition switch that is mounted to the column:

There is no way to get a wrench around them, nor are there any slots for screwdrivers:

So, how do we remove them? We don't have any idea..... Since it's obvious that anyone walking by will not be able to remove the bracket, we left it as it is, until we figure it out. I did , however, remove the 6 volt fuse. That was just clipped on.

Now, it was just a matter of removing 4 bolts from the hood hinges. And, this is how it now looks with the hood removed.

Next, we will start to remove the interior. But, before we do that, I am considering removing the speedometer cable:

It looks like I will have to remove the wheel hub to gain access to it:

Posted by Valkyre at August 11, 2004 11:39 PM