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Interior screws #1299320
Sun Feb 17 2019 02:27 AM
Sun Feb 17 2019 02:27 AM
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Jeff Ogden  Offline OP
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Dayton Ohio
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
Sun Feb 17 2019 02:49 AM
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46Sparky  Offline
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USA
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
Sun Feb 17 2019 03:48 AM
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Lightholder's Dad  Offline
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Posts: 596
Mesa, AZ
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


1937 Chevy 1/2 ton (project in progress)
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix
Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1304255
Fri Mar 22 2019 10:58 PM
Fri Mar 22 2019 10:58 PM
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Gert726  Offline
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Galena
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
Sat Mar 23 2019 03:21 AM
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Jeff Ogden  Offline OP
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Dayton Ohio
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
Sat Mar 23 2019 06:41 AM
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klhansen  Offline
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Eagle River, Alaska
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.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
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Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1304353
Sat Mar 23 2019 05:20 PM
Sat Mar 23 2019 05:20 PM
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46Sparky  Offline
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USA
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
Sat Mar 23 2019 06:04 PM
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78buckshot  Offline
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Southeast Michigan
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.


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto
Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1306360
Mon Apr 08 2019 02:05 AM
Mon Apr 08 2019 02:05 AM
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miraclepieco  Offline
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OR
Does any other application use clutch head hardware, or are they proprietary Chevrolet?


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: Interior screws [Re: Jeff Ogden] #1306368
Mon Apr 08 2019 03:19 AM
Mon Apr 08 2019 03:19 AM
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cmayna  Offline
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Menlo Park, Ca
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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