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Re: [Spridgets] Removing Aluminum Channel from Top of '68+ Spridget

To: James Gruber <thistle_3619@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Removing Aluminum Channel from Top of '68+ Spridget
From: Frank Clarici <spritenut@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2008 15:18:54 -0400
James Gruber wrote:
> I'm trying to replace the vinyl on top of the DS door on Bugsy my '68 Sprite. 
>Found the 2 5/16" nuts that loosen the channel but am hesitant to remove them 
>all the way as children's hands or Mowogs are likely needed to get back in 
>there. Channel is loose and can slide back and forth. IS it easier simply to 
>slide vinyl under the edge and then retighten or does that piece easily come 
>off and go back on?
This is a tough call. There should be 5 nuts behind the door cap.
All 5/16" wrench on "T" nuts that do slide inside the channel.
I removed the whole thing from the door, recovered it, and spent a night 
getting the nuts back on, 1 is impossible, the others are not too bad 
thru the cutouts in the door.
Get yourself one of those ratcheting box wrenches, they work great on 
the nuts.

Frank Clarici
Toms River, NJ
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