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  • Birthday 11/17/1948

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    Tinley Park, IL
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    Education, cooking, camping, bicycling, cruising, Door County WI, Avantis

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    Formerly owned 1963 R1

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  1. I had thought there were 100 built, but I may be wrong. I very recently sold my 89 convertible, # 481. The transmissions the 89’s would have had would be the 700R4 AOD. My 89 had been resto-modded before I had bought it and it had a crate 383 with a 4L60E AOD trans in it.
  2. JensonHealey, I just read the message that wdaly had sent me and I checked my '89 convertible in the garage. The '89's use a single hood latch on the rear of the hood where earlier Avantis has one latch on each side at the rear of the engine bay. I did get a couple of pics of the latch and there is a rubber plug in the body under the latch assembly. I'm too tired to get under the dash, but the rubber plug should be visible at the top of the bulkhead above where the steering column goes through the firewall. As in the older Avantis, a long shaft screwdriver could be worked up to the top of the latch and used to pry the hood pin loose from the latch. I hope this helps to get your hoods up.
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