C1 & C2 Corvettes General C1 Corvette & C2 Corvette Discussion, Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Project Builds, Restorations
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

[C2] Radio side panel anti rattle bracket install

 
Old 01-24-2019, 09:23 AM
  #1  
woodsdesign
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
woodsdesign's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2004
Location: Macedonia Ohio
Posts: 2,654
Thanked 101 Times in 94 Posts
Default Radio side panel anti rattle bracket install

Guys,
I would like to re-attach the radio side panel brackets to my 65 shift plate console. Originally they were just peened over with the pot metal tit on the underside of the shift plate console. Mine came off years ago so the only support is where they are attached to the front. There isn't really any way to drill and tap for fear of drilling thru. I am thinking maybe some kind of really strong glue. ( I tried that once but it didn't hold )
Just wondered if anyone had any ideas. Any recommendations are appreciated.
woodsdesign is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 11:34 AM
  #2  
Mike Geary
CF Senior Member
 
Mike Geary's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2004
Location: Temecula CA
Posts: 2,182
Thanked 155 Times in 119 Posts
Default

That bracket always seemed unnecessary to me, and really complicated removing the console plate without dash pad damage. I've always pulled them off.

But the best approach to re-attaching them would be with JBWeld. Drill into the console as far as you dare and use the JBW to form a "rivet".

Last edited by Mike Geary; 01-24-2019 at 11:41 AM.
Mike Geary is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 02:24 PM
  #3  
skids
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2004
Location: Wi
Posts: 1,241
Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Mike Geary View Post
That bracket always seemed unnecessary to me, and really complicated removing the console plate without dash pad damage. I've always pulled them off.

But the best approach to re-attaching them would be with JBWeld. Drill into the console as far as you dare and use the JBW to form a "rivet".
I use the center of a cool whip container lid, cut the outside edge off, and it makes a great shim to place between clip and dash pad as you remove console.
skids is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 03:04 PM
  #4  
woodsdesign
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
woodsdesign's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2004
Location: Macedonia Ohio
Posts: 2,654
Thanked 101 Times in 94 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Mike Geary View Post
That bracket always seemed unnecessary to me, and really complicated removing the console plate without dash pad damage. I've always pulled them off.

But the best approach to re-attaching them would be with JBWeld. Drill into the console as far as you dare and use the JBW to form a "rivet".
I always, when they were attached, took two pieces of plastic and put them against the dash pad when I pulled it out. I cut the plastic off of a heavy duty 3 ring binder cover.
I noticed that the panels would be kinda flimsy because there is no support there on my 65. They corrected this in 67 by attaching them on the front edge with a screw.
I have also noticed that some cars didn't include these clips. They were eliminated at sometime during production.
woodsdesign is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: [C2] Radio side panel anti rattle bracket install


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: