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9/6/10 3:07am - Original Message: 'installing acorn nuts'
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Jenison, MI - USA

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2010 Corvette Engine 400 horse 435 FPT,ghost flamed,chrome block,rack&pinion,hooker headers/pipes,lowered,Tremec5spd, 3.73,'67 hood,'72 sld t-tops, cstm logo seats, dualquad 500cfm 383/435hp stroker.VPB susp frt and rear, 1980 CUSTOM CARGO TRAILER

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I have a question regarding installing those acorn nuts that hold the hinge covers on ouir seats.  HOW DO YOU DO IT???  There must be some trick to installing these that i am too stooopid to figur out.  Is there a special tool involved>?  Seems that when ever I do this I kill more acorn nuts then I can use.  Help!  Ouch
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9/6/10 9:17am - Reply: 'installing acorn nuts'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Tap them on. I used a small socket that was about 2.3 the size of the nut and very gentle taps with a small dead blow hammer.

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9/9/10 2:44pm - Reply: 'installing acorn nuts'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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I tried pushing them on and was unhappy with the result of the first one.  It didn't seem to fit squarely. I then tapped them in using the same method lukesvette suggested and it worked great.

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9/9/10 8:53pm - Reply: 'installing acorn nuts'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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Yup, the tapping method is the best one to use!!
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