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Interior screws #1299320 Sun Feb 17 2019 02:27 AM
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Jeff Ogden Offline OP
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Redoing the interior in my 37 and thinking about putting the original clutch head screws back in and wondering if they are still available and anyone know what size the screws are since I will need to find a tap and do not think I have one that small.

Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1299323 Sun Feb 17 2019 02:49 AM
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46Sparky Offline
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Yes, they are available. Jim Carter’s sells them, as do others. Don’t recall off hand the tap size, but from my experience one will make the reinstall process easier.

Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1299329 Sun Feb 17 2019 03:48 AM
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As 46Sparky stated Jim Carter has them. They are #8-32 and yes you want to chase the holes with the tap. They come with a black finish. I had purchased the Jim Carter powder coat for the interior of my '37 and had a local shop powder coat the interior pieces (29 of them ). I didn't want to install with black screws so I bought the cheap Harbor Freight powder coat system and used the left over powder to coat the screws. They came out real nice and blend in with the rest of the interior.

Kent


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Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1304255 Fri Mar 22 2019 10:58 PM
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what's the best way to get them out? I've tried drilling them and grinding them out. Most of them break or strip out

Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1304296 Sat Mar 23 2019 03:21 AM
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Jeff Ogden Offline OP
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Its been so long since I first took it apart to remember how I got those screws out,I know I did not have the correct tools to do it.

Re: Interior screws [Re: Gert726] #1304312 Sat Mar 23 2019 06:41 AM
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klhansen Offline
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Originally Posted by Gert726
what's the best way to get them out? I've tried drilling them and grinding them out. Most of them break or strip out

Try a pencil point torch (search for butane torch on Amazon). A little heat helps a lot. Heat them up and use some penetrating oil.


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Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1304353 Sat Mar 23 2019 05:20 PM
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46Sparky Offline
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They can be frustrating, and seemingly require magical four letter word string incantations to remove. They sometimes require a quality set of drill bits, and/or dremel tool with a cutoff disc, some might ease off with some penetrating oil. I think the pencil point torch idea would work too, but didn’t know about that option.

Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1304358 Sat Mar 23 2019 06:04 PM
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I had trouble with the clutch heads that secure the transmission/doghouse/ignition distributor covers on mine. I was able to work them all loose with heat and vise grips from the back side, enough of the threads protrude through the sheet metal to get the vise grips on. I know you won't have access to the back of all of your screws but do the ones you can get to.


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Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1306360 Mon Apr 08 2019 02:05 AM
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Does any other application use clutch head hardware, or are they proprietary Chevrolet?


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Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1306368 Mon Apr 08 2019 03:19 AM
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cmayna Offline
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I've never had issue removing the clutch heat screws from my trucks using my clutch head screwdrivers. Maybe it's been pure luck.


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