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Old 05-04-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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64 safari bathroom sink access

I am new to this so please bear with me. I am restoring a 64 Safari and would like to replace the faucets on the bathroom sink and shower. My question, which has probably been asked before is how the heck do I gain access to the plumbing / faucets under the sink. I can't see how to get the sink out.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum,you should be able to get the right answers here. Doesn`t the 64 have a trunk ? If so you should be able to get to it from there. Dave

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:05 PM   #3
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Hi La Safari 64,
Welcome to the forum, and the '64 Safari club! Well, not really a club, just some fellow owners. It's really easy to get to the faucet connections. You just lie on your back in the tub, with your feet sticking up in the air, and look at the bottom of the sink surround. (no, really. I mean it.) There's a hole under there for you to get to the pipes and fittings. Removing the sink is another matter altogether. I would have to go look at mine to refresh my memory.
It helps to have small arms and hands, and a flashlight on the end of your nose to be able to reach into the hole and still see what you are working on. And don't think you are going to actually SEE the fittings, you are still going to be working by braille to some extent.
I recommend having a small, young person with strong hands do this part for you.
Are you needing to remove the sink for another reason, or just to gain access to the faucets?
Take a look at my long out-dated blog for some familiar looking pictures.
Best to you,

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Old 05-05-2010, 05:25 AM   #4
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It's starting to come back to me too. There are rivets holding the sink to the tub. You get to those via the rear access door. The sink is also held along it's back to the back wall. The tub trim has to be removed to find those rivets. The very top of the sink also comes loose from the bottom of the sink, but I think you have to remove the sink first. Not sure that this covers all of it, but removing the tub and the sink took me all day, that I do remember.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:01 PM   #5
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Since I am able to get a view of this that not many are able to, maybe this will help you find those hard-to-get-at fasteners.
Looking closely at the hole in my sink shroud I see that it's cut a little rough, which leads me to think it may have been an aftermarket hole. Perhaps yours needs one of these handy circular devices which allow you to reach right through solid matter!

Best to you,

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