1969 XR-7 Clock Removal

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rodkrause58
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1969 XR-7 Clock Removal

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Post by rodkrause58 » 02 Jun 2018, 18:02

Greetings from no dak land!
We (wife and I) recently purchased a 69 xr-7 rag top, from the original owner and we are beginning to dig into it, restoring to original.
We are starting with the interior, of course the clock mounted in the dash over the glove box, seems to big a major challenge getting it out. Looking for any suggestions, etc... Thanx! Rod K

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Post by Trixie » 02 Jun 2018, 20:05

you will need to remove the dash pad to gain access to the clock
keep track of all the screws and where they go
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Re: 1969 XR-7 Clock Removal

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Post by sweetair » 03 Jun 2018, 21:04

There is a great video on WCCC's site for this dash pad removal. I did mine, exact same ride as yours and with taking your time you can handle this. If there are other things you were planning on doing while the dash pad is out, now is the time.

Good luck.
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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 03 Jun 2018, 22:57

sweetair wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 21:04
If there are other things you were planning on doing while the dash pad is out, now is the time.

Good luck.
I pulled mine out for winter projects for my first time. Not that bad, just keep track of what screws go where. Lots of us use a piece of cardboard and jab the screws in like dots on a map, and maybe doodle some labels for them.

Some other projects to think about while you are in there...

- Heater Core - either replace it, or if you are only planning to drive the car during nice weather, you could bypass it under the dash. That way there isn't a big hose loop out in the engine bay ~ it still has a "factory appearance", but significantly less chance of leaking in the people compartment.
- Replace the foam / seals in the heater box. They are probably disintegrating by now (mine were).

- Dash bulb conversion to LED's - good upgrade and easy to do. You'll have to remove the instrument cluster to do it, but that is no harder than pulling the dash pad.

- Keep an eye out for your build sheet. It might be behind the dash, or taped to a wire bundle.
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Re: 1969 XR-7 Clock Removal

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Post by rodkrause58 » 11 Jun 2018, 14:51

Thanx all for the replies! Rod K

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Post by ccarney69 » 11 Jun 2018, 14:56

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