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Old 08-26-2004, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
ClarkGriswold
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Default 1992 Corvette Battery Removal

I've seen other posts here instructing how to remove the battery from this
style of Vette. My question is the screw on the bottom. Since there is
almost no clearance, and the designers were nice enough to offset the slot
so a conventional open ended wrench doesn't fit, what is the best way to
overcome this problem. I've heard people leaving this screw in (loosening
it) and bending the panel. Is the screw difficult to get back in to
reassemble?


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Old 08-26-2004, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1992 Corvette Battery Removal

you dont remove the screw completely you just have to loosen it so the panel
slides away from the screw...the screw holds a slot and not a hole

you should be able to remove the panel completely and not just bend it



"ClarkGriswold" <sperber@nospam.cruciblecompaction.com> wrote in message
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> I've seen other posts here instructing how to remove the battery from this
> style of Vette. My question is the screw on the bottom. Since there is
> almost no clearance, and the designers were nice enough to offset the slot
> so a conventional open ended wrench doesn't fit, what is the best way to
> overcome this problem. I've heard people leaving this screw in (loosening
> it) and bending the panel. Is the screw difficult to get back in to
> reassemble?
>



 
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1992 Corvette Battery Removal

Thanks. Being 6'7" (yes, I barely fit inside), it was difficult while
bending over to see whether it was a slot or a hole. I'll hve to go
horizontal and take a closer look!

 
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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In <dd1d2ccfddf382445636cfe070b5199a@localhost.talkab outautos.com>, "ClarkGriswold" <sperber@nospam.cruciblecompaction.com> writes:
>Thanks. Being 6'7" (yes, I barely fit inside), it was difficult while
>bending over to see whether it was a slot or a hole. I'll hve to go
>horizontal and take a closer look!
>


To make things easier, venture down to the local hardware and
buy a really-cheap 10mm combination wrench. Grind down the open-
end part of this to a thickness of about 2.5 mm. Now you have a
'special tool' that will slide in below the panel and help loosen that
lower bolt.

Don't recommend bending the panel. A crack in the plastic will
cause you to utter words annoying to nearby animals.

Regards, "Mike"
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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"Mike" <mikeellison3|x|@|x|yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> In <dd1d2ccfddf382445636cfe070b5199a@localhost.talkab outautos.com>,

"ClarkGriswold" <sperber@nospam.cruciblecompaction.com> writes:
> >Thanks. Being 6'7" (yes, I barely fit inside), it was difficult while
> >bending over to see whether it was a slot or a hole. I'll hve to go
> >horizontal and take a closer look!
> >

>
> To make things easier, venture down to the local hardware and
> buy a really-cheap 10mm combination wrench. Grind down the open-
> end part of this to a thickness of about 2.5 mm. Now you have a
> 'special tool' that will slide in below the panel and help loosen that
> lower bolt.
>
> Don't recommend bending the panel. A crack in the plastic will
> cause you to utter words annoying to nearby animals.
>
> Regards, "Mike"
> -- mikeellison3xxxatzzzyahoo.com --
>

Altered wrenches, one of the evils of doing your own work. I always drill a
hole through them so I can find or avoid them when working on something that
doesn't require the special feature.

--
Dad
98 C5 Black/Black/Auto
72 Shark Black/Black/4spd


 
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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In <65-dnSBebuKTxxTdRVn-ug@bright.net>, "Dad" <knockers@fish.net> writes:
>
>"Mike" <mikeellison3|x|@|x|yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:O7cic.32516$Rz3.13780@fed1read05...
>> In <dd1d2ccfddf382445636cfe070b5199a@localhost.talkab outautos.com>,

>"ClarkGriswold" <sperber@nospam.cruciblecompaction.com> writes:
>> >Thanks. Being 6'7" (yes, I barely fit inside), it was difficult while
>> >bending over to see whether it was a slot or a hole. I'll hve to go
>> >horizontal and take a closer look!
>> >

>>
>> To make things easier, venture down to the local hardware and
>> buy a really-cheap 10mm combination wrench. Grind down the open-
>> end part of this to a thickness of about 2.5 mm. Now you have a
>> 'special tool' that will slide in below the panel and help loosen that
>> lower bolt.
>>
>> Don't recommend bending the panel. A crack in the plastic will
>> cause you to utter words annoying to nearby animals.
>>
>> Regards, "Mike"
>> -- mikeellison3xxxatzzzyahoo.com --
>>

>Altered wrenches, one of the evils of doing your own work. I always drill a
>hole through them so I can find or avoid them when working on something that
>doesn't require the special feature.
>
>--
>Dad
>98 C5 Black/Black/Auto
>72 Shark Black/Black/4spd
>
>

Mark of a man who spends good bucks on expensive drill
bits. Show-off!

Regards, "Mike"
-- mikeellison3xxxatzzzyahoo.com --

 
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