Author Topic: 1962 biarritz door pull screw covers and windshield washer reservoir  (Read 196 times)

Offline kkarrer

It looks as though there should be 2 (on each door) rectangular screw covers on the door pulls of my 61 biarritz.  Does anyone have a picture of them or know of a source for them?  Also, I need to see if the windshield washer bottle, holder, and lid top are similar to the 59.  I think they stayed with the glass type until 63, but mine is currently plastic.  I know that the location changed and that they were at the front of the driver's side fender well and not on the firewall.
Thanks,
Ken

Offline rare eldorado

Re: 1962 biarritz door pull screw covers and windshield washer reservoir
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 08:32:51 AM »
There were 2 versions for washer bottles for 62 .The early 62s used glass bottles the 2d after feb/62 used plastic bottles ,,however the changeover date is not clear in the parts or accy books.The books just state before or after a certain date.All cads in 63 and up used plastic .only a very rare few after 63 had glass bottles. Could not find any option list to verify this after 63.May have been dealer installed.

Offline Clewisiii

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Re: 1962 biarritz door pull screw covers and windshield washer reservoir
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 08:39:05 AM »
I will post pictures of the door pull covers tonight.  Just a note. You may want to move these questions to the 61 62 section below.  Just to leave the space clear for the 49 to 60 group.
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Offline Perk2

Re: 1962 biarritz door pull screw covers and windshield washer reservoir
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 11:08:10 AM »
The screw covers get damaged easily if not removed carefully, which is probably why not many exist if not already on a car.

1961 all had glass washer jars as far as I know.

Carl has a good point, move your questions etc to the 61-62 group...still looking forward to pics of your car!
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Offline kkarrer

Re: 1962 biarritz door pull screw covers and windshield washer reservoir
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 12:14:49 PM »
Thanks for the help.  I'll move my questions to 61-62 in the future.  Just figured I might want to reach the broader audience, since so many of us have expertise beyond the particular year that we currently own or are restoring.
Thanks,
Ken

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Re: 1962 biarritz door pull screw covers and windshield washer reservoir
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 08:54:50 PM »
Almost forgot I said I would post these. I am going to be on the search for a couple of the red lenses myself
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Offline kkarrer

Re: 1962 biarritz door pull screw covers and windshield washer reservoir
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 01:46:09 PM »
Thanks for posting those pictures.  I figured that's what they looked like.  My red and clear door light lenses are good, but I really do need a pair of those covers.
Thanks again,
Ken

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Re: 1962 biarritz door pull screw covers and windshield washer reservoir
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 09:44:33 PM »
There were 2 versions for washer bottles for 62 .The early 62s used glass bottles the 2d after feb/62 used plastic bottles ,,however the changeover date is not clear in the parts or accy books.The books just state before or after a certain date.All cads in 63 and up used plastic .only a very rare few after 63 had glass bottles. Could not find any option list to verify this after 63.May have been dealer installed.
we did a breakdown on the old 61-62 site based on build dates of known cars for the washer bottles
I forget what conclusion we came to but it was interesting to note
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Offline kkarrer

Re: 1962 biarritz door pull screw covers and windshield washer reservoir
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 10:43:49 PM »
Thanks.  I have a glass jar on the way, but my plastic tank appears to be correct for 62 to 64 I think.  If anyone needs it just let me know.
Ken Karrer
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