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Old 07-09-2018, 04:31 AM
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I need to remove the doors inside panels to access the window mechanism.
I can not find how to remove the door's openinbg handle.
Also the panel being held in place with wire steel hooks, where can I get them as I fear some will break in the process.

I need to remove the cigarette lighter. It is a bit tricky as the access is difficult. What kind of fastening I am looking at? 1 or 2 Screws or nuts. Or Maybe I just have to remove the chrome bezel?

Same for the clock...

How to remove the tank's level indicator?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:19 AM
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Eric:
To remove the door handle, there is spring type C clip (see picture) on the backside of the handle. It fits in a groove on the shaft to hold the handle in place. It needs to be pushed back, away from the handle shaft to release the handle. The metal clips, for the door panel, are available from the TBird parts houses. I'll post a pic from Macs, if these are the clips you are referring to.
To remove the clock, first remove the chrome bezel by just pulling it away from the dash. There are no screws holding it in place. Then there should be 3-4 screws securing the clock to the dash. Remove the screws and the clock should pull out.
Once the clock is removed, you should be able to access the cigarette lighter through the clock hole. There is a metal collar that goes all the way around the lighter assembly that is screwed to the backside of the lighter socket. Unscrew the metal collar and the lighter socket should pull out the front of the dash. Make sure you disconnect the battery before pulling things out of the dash.
If you want to remove the tank level indicator in the dash, it comes out the same way as the clock. Remove the front chrome bezel and unscrew the gauge assembly. The temperature and gas gauge come out as one unit.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:45 AM
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Thank you Nyles

As for the door handles
I removed the window handles in the back and doors but the door handles do not seem to have the same C Clip.
On the windows handles, there is a spring loaded cup that I can push to access the clip. Not such cup on the door handle?!
As for the tank indicator, I was talking about the indicator in the tank.
I guess the dash gage should work as (although only 1 day) it made some movement to indicate a full tank.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:48 AM
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As for parts, you're talking about MAC which I visited before.
I also knows bird nest.
Frango100 also told me about Carl Heller (partsetal)

What is the best 1 place stop for parts for decent pricing and parts availability?

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Here's the info you need on the fuel tank sending unit - accessed via the trunk.

http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...eplacement.htm







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Eric, as for the best Tbird parts houses, keep this in mind... According to what I have been told, Thunderbird Hqs, and the Bird Nest manufacture 80% of the Tbird parts available to us today... The other Tbird parts houses order from them when they need to replenish their stock... But you should get all the free catalogs that you can get by emailing them and asking for them. Then you can do price checking and parts availability checking to determine who you want to order from. Mainly, I order from the Bird Nest because Don and the guys there have always been very helpful to me in answering questions. The same applies to Tbird Hqs.. Also, if I order from others and they are out of stock, they have to re-order from the Bird Nest or Tbird Hqs. So I tend to cut out the middle man and go to the source of manufacture...
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As for the door handles
I removed the window handles in the back and doors but the door handles do not seem to have the same C Clip.
On the windows handles, there is a spring loaded cup that I can push to access the clip. Not such cup on the door handle?!
The door handles have the same C clip as the window cranks although they do not have the spring loaded cup. You need to slide the removal tool carefully between the handle and the door panel. If there's a plastic grommet between the handle and panel slide the removal tool inside the grommet.

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This afternoon I managed to remove the clock and the cigarette lighter.
The latter is currently soaking in a rust removing solution as there is enough voltage coming from the wire. I guess too much rust prevents good contacts.
The clock will be adressed later.
I located the gage in the trunk (I happened to fell on Wheeler Dealers this morning on TV where they worked on same on a TBird 57!)
Again nothing wrong but a bad connection. I need to change it as it is broken and do not positively contact.
In the meantime I noticed 2 squares holes on both sides of trunk's floor. About 2"x4". Do we have plugs for that?
Also the trunk is painted same color as the car's body. I treated some rusty dots. What was the original finish on the trunk's floor
What do you recommend?

I will work later on the doors.
Thank you all guys for your help so far.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:12 PM
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In the meantime I notied 2 squares holes on both sides of trunk floor. About 2"x4". Do we have plugs for that?
Those square holes are relief holes for the convertible top frame on convertibles. Hardtops use the same trunk pan. Those holes do not go all the way through. They are covered by tar paper and the trunk mat so they are not visible normally.

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No they are not visible. I was just wondering if a "cover" might exist to plug them.
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