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Red face need info on drilling out early nose piece

Ok for starters.. Its a 1983 944...

I'm getting around to fixing my car after the "accident". I need to know how many spot welds in the top portion of the nose piece. Does anyone have an easy method of removing the nose piece from an early car? Also, is there any prep information for putting on a late nose to an early car?

Note: I have looked at our archives and did not find specific info like what I am asking..
Thanks..
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Why don't you piok up the nose piece I have and see if the spot welds match the through holes.
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Re: need info on drilling out early nose piece

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Ok for starters.. Its a 1983 944...

I'm getting around to fixing my car after the "accident". I need to know how many spot welds in the top portion of the nose piece. Does anyone have an easy method of removing the nose piece from an early car? Also, is there any prep information for putting on a late nose to an early car?

Note: I have looked at our archives and did not find specific info like what I am asking..
Thanks..
Hi Gordon, remember me? You were the first to send a PM to welcome me to the Pelican board when I first started on this board back in 2001.

I found this procedure for ya, I hope it helps. If you use it along with SoCal's nose piece things may come togeather for ya.

http://www.clarks-garage.com/shop-manual/body-09.htm

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Thanks Hugh.. Will be over in a day or two...

Thanks Mark for the info..

Still, how many spot welds are there? Somebody must know?
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Thanks Hugh.. Will be over in a day or two...

Thanks Mark for the info..

Still, how many spot welds are there? Somebody must know?
I have seen it vary as to the number of spot welds on the early car header panels. The only real way to tell, is to sand/grind/strip the paint off the flat ridge on the top (the part inside the engine bay that is normally painted black from the factory, where the 4 bolt holes are on the later header panels). This will reveal how many spot welds there are, and exactly where they are. I have seen as many as 7, and as few as 4. Unfortunately, even in the case of the 4-count they did not perfectly correlate with the location of the bolt holes on the post-85 bolt-on panels.

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I have a spot weld cutter too. Cuts through just the outer panel leaving the pug of the weld behind to be ground off. Could do the same with a small grinder IF you can get to the weld.
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