Accessing GS & Stage 1 emblems......

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Paul Stewart, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    How much tear down does it take to access and install/remove these emblems?

    Thank you!
  2. tsgp51

    tsgp51 Well-Known Member

    Good day Paul, You have to remove the rocker moulding, unbolt the inner fender from the fender ( it will let the fender swing out and give you room to get your hand in behind to get to the nuts) remove the two lower fender bolts (watch out for fender shims and keep track of where they go) Mask up the front edge of the door and rear edge of fender to protect the paint. now carefully pull out the bottom of the fender and stick a piece of wood between fender and flange. its a pain but take your time and you should be alright .good luck Tim
  3. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tim!
  4. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    Removing those lower fender bolts are easier sad than done. They're usually rusted up and the welded nut breaks off and just spins. Its great fun. Id rather get a root canal
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  5. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Luckily for me the car only has 50K original miles and doesn't have a spec of rust anywhere. I am adding the Stage 1 emblems to my Skylark, what are the odds I can drill the holes, open the door and get a 1/4 ratchet in there? Just thinking out loud.......................
  6. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    You might have half a chance then:D

    The doors open into the fenders on a 70 Skylark, so when the door is open, it covers the area you need to access.
  7. DBS

    DBS Well-Known Member

    A kid/girl with small hands and that knows how to use tools can get in there. Not comfortable, but it can be done.
  8. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    FINALLY, the boys will come in handy!!! ;)
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  9. dl7265

    dl7265 Gold Level Contributor

    In that case I’d use 3m Emblem tape .. it’s what it’s designed for .
  10. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Sorry that wont work either.
    Even with the wheelhouse removed the speed nuts aren't all that accessible.
    I'd bite the bullet and remove the fender.
  11. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

  12. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    If you drill the holes just the rite size you can push them in and they won't come out
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2018
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  13. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    We used to drill the holes as Hugger said and then install them with barrel clips.

    I bought a GS 455 in 1984 when I was 18. There was a square hole cut in the fender well that was about 4" X 4". It had been cut on 3 sides and you could tell that the forth side had been folded. They then covered the hole with a 5" X 5" piece, pop riveted it in place and then sprayed it with rubberized under coating. The car was a 72 so you could tell it was a GS 455 with the VIN number so I know it was real. All I could figure was that they just wanted to replace the emblems....

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