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Old 09-05-2019, 02:02 PM   #1
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Need to pull the trans on my 1949 ford coupe. Is there an access door in the front floor trans. hump area. Carpets are glued down and don't want to rip them up for no reason. I know the trucks had a trans. door but not sure about the cars.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:57 PM   #2
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Don't think so. Mine doesn't have one.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:25 AM   #3
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Yes, there is a cover over the transmission. You have to take the carpet out and remove some bolts and the cover comes off. Makes it easier to work on.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:11 AM   #4
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Yes, there is a cover over the transmission. You have to take the carpet out and remove some bolts and the cover comes off. Makes it easier to work on.
Are you sure? The earlier cars had the removable transmission cover, but my '51, like Gene's, doesn't. Just curious. what is the year and model of car are you referring to?
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:55 PM   #5
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For sure your transmission comes out and in from below. You can get to all of the bolts from there. I have done it on a creeper with the car on jack stands, but a lift and a transmission support jack makes it a lot easier.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:21 PM   #6
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The only door is under the driver floor mat, its for the master cylinder for the fluid.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:21 AM   #7
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I thought he was talking about the cover on the transmission hump. I have the one on my 49 off now while i am working on it.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:38 AM   #8
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I thought he was talking about the cover on the transmission hump. I have the one on my 49 off now while i am working on it.
Do you have a car or truck? If it's a car, I'd like to see a picture of it.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:55 AM   #9
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I can take a picture with my phone, but not able to post it. Anyone i can Email it to. Might take a while as i have to push it out of the garage to get a good picture.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:08 AM   #10
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I don't need to see it that badly. I'll take your word for it. I was just curious why some have it but most don't.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:13 AM   #11
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I can take a picture with my phone, but not able to post it. Anyone i can Email it to. Might take a while as i have to push it out of the garage to get a good picture.
I can post a photo for you if you like, email it to me. jseery@ymail.com
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:08 AM   #12
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JSeery. I tried to send some pictures but they said ymail is not availlable.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:34 AM   #13
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My 50 Ford car has a cover over the trans. Need to lift the carpet. If you lift the carpet slow by working a scraper between the carpet and floor it can be done. Be careful and you my not damage the carpet. Than you can glue it down again. You may have some type of pad under the carpet that you may have to deal with.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:07 AM   #14
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Carpet? Glued down? Every shoebox I have ever seen has a rubber floor mat in front. Is yours perhaps a Crestliner? How would you check the brake fluid if it were glued down?
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:22 AM   #15
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Tubman,i tried to send you a picture but it did not work out. I am technology challenged when it comes to computers and cell phones.
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If you have a non overdrive it is easily done from below. I've done an overdrive on a convertible on which has the X member. Not easy. I made a fixture to hold it to the jack. I believe with the cross member out you can just slide it back then drop it.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:21 AM   #17
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"38coop" - Since you took the time to take a picture, I'd like to see it. Try to send it to my regular email : "dennyodoms@gmail.com".

I am also "technology challenged". Verizon sends me weekly emails trying to get me to upgrade to a "Smart Phone", but I'm having none of it. The can have my "Flip Fone" when they "pry it from my cold, dead hands".
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To the O/P. I just received a picture of the transmission access opening in "38coop"'s car. It sure looks factory to me. I guess you'll have to lift your carpet and see what you have. That being said, I don't think the transmission could come out that way; the opening is just too small, especially with an O/D transmission. Please keep us informed of how this works out for you.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:33 AM   #19
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One of the benefits was adjusting the O.D. cable. Thanks for posting tubman.
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:50 PM   #20
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JSeery. I tried to send some pictures but they said ymail is not availlable.
Did you try it again? jseery@ymail.com I have never had anyone have an issue with it, let me know if you still have a problem.
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:14 PM   #21
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My 50 has the cover just like 38coop's. I'd have assumed all the 49-50 cars did, but learning otherwise.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:02 AM   #22
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JSeery, thanks for the reply. Tubman helped me out.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:27 AM   #23
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There is new carpeting installed before I purchased the car. For some reason it is glued down tight. An access door would be nice to get to the top trans. bolts but from your responses , I see I can remove it from the bottom with no problem. thanks for your help.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:43 PM   #24
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Frank Miller. How did you pull thr trans on your convt? Look like there is not enpugh clearance to pull it back because of the cross member. Kind looks like the bell housing needs to be pulled back with the trans.
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