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Old 25th Aug 2008, 10:37 pm   #11
Nickthedentist
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Default Re: Bush VHF90A: a few queries

Thanks for the help and encouragement re. the clips, Tony, Paul, Geof, Mark and Rob.

I've just had another look when feeling a bit less tired, and removed them in a couple of minutes! A bit of a cheat really. Here's how...

The first pic shows one of the three pairs of clips in situ. Nasty.

But have a look at the second, which shows the hardboard baffle: it turned out that it has slots rather than holes for the Bakelite posts to which the clips attach. So, if the lower (non-Spire) retaining clips are all unscrewed and the plastic trim teased out, the baffle can be slid downwards and backwards and out of cabinet, leaving the Spire clips still attached to their posts.

Finally, the clips can be released by giving them a gentle squeeze with long-nosed pliers. This is only possible because there's now 1/8" space in front of them where the baffle used to be. And yes, I do think they have to come off, as re-assmebly would be almost impossible without.

Nick.
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