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  • Attach knobs on window handles?

    I bought new knobs(I guess this is what they are called.)to go on the window cranks. What is the proper way to fix them so they will stay on the cranks?

    Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

    Jimmie
    Orange County, Indiana
    1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA
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    Orange County, Indiana
    1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA

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    I believe that they were originally riveted on, so that will be difficult to accomplish at home.

    My guess is that drilling and tapping them for a machine screw, then using low-strength Loctite to lock them in place is the right answer, but wait for someone who's tried it to reply.

    nate

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    • #3
      Ive never tried it on a stude but the "rivet" thingy for the GM's is loose in the "help" packages at the local FLAPS. They are a push in pin that you can install with a pair of channel locks. Looking at a handle I have here from a Lark I think that same pin would work. Good Luck, Steve

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      • #4
        Without going out to look under the cover, I'd swear the knobs on my '50 have cotter pins through the plastic and a metal pin on the crank. Guess the pin must rotate in the crank, can't remember, but the cotter pin would prevent the knob from turning in your hand. So the pin must turn. hmmmm

        '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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        • #5
          My subconscious finally woke up. The knobs on my car are held on by a wire c clip which rides in a groove on the crank pin.

          '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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          • #6
            Alright, the drill and tap procedure worked great!! I cut about an eighth of an inch off so the knob doesn't move in and out too much. I am very pleased with the results. Thank You!
            Jimmie

            quote:Originally posted by N8N

            I believe that they were originally riveted on, so that will be difficult to accomplish at home.

            My guess is that drilling and tapping them for a machine screw, then using low-strength Loctite to lock them in place is the right answer, but wait for someone who's tried it to reply.

            nate

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            55 Commander Starlight
            http://members.cox.net/njnagel
            Jimmie
            Orange County, Indiana
            1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA
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            Orange County, Indiana
            1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA

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