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    I have been trying forever to get these handles off but no luck.I see in the manual you need a special wrench. if I had it it looks pretty simple,but I don't. is there a way of doing this without it? 56 hawk. thanks for any help

  • #2
    Can be done with a screwdriver but it's a PITB. Tool is cheap, available at any FLAPS and also from Studebaker International.

    Brad Johnson
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
    Brad Johnson,
    SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
    '56 Sky Hawk in process

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    • #3
      do you know the proper name for this tool? we don't have a flaps in canada

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      • #4
        the tool you're looking for is the one in the middle of the pic

        http://www.carparts.com/ACTRON-DOOR-...2224_10618.car

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        • #5
          Friendly Local Auto Parts Store. That's FLAPS.

          Walk in and ask for a "door handle removal tool". Any decent parts store should have it on the shelf.

          Matthew Burnette
          Hazlehurst, GA

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          • #6
            its the same tool used on GM cars for their handles for years

            60 Lark convertible
            61 Champ
            62 Daytona convertible
            63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
            63 Avanti (2)
            66 Daytona Sport Sedan
            59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
            60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
            61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
            62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
            62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
            62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
            63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
            63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
            64 Zip Van
            66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
            66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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            • #7
              Here a version by Lisle, http://www.lislecorp.com/tool_detail.cfm?detail=180

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              • #8
                Just posted these a couple months ago.

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                And when it's all back together and hidden from view.


                ChopStu

                http://www.cookinglouisiana.com/Cook..._chop_stew.htm
                http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1927...253197,00.html
                61 Lark

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                • #9
                  A few tips about this job:

                  The tool above works well, but you might have to fiddle around with it a little till you get the hang of it.

                  When you slide the tool in, make sure it's flat and parallel to the clip.

                  If your car has thick escutcheons, chances are you'll break them if you're not careful. On Larks, the tool goes between the handle and escutcheon.

                  Slide the tool in from the handle side; if that doesn't work, rotate it 180 degrees. Sometimes people reinstall the clips back on the wrong direction.

                  If you push the tool too far, the clip will popout and go pinging around the garage. Try to keep a hand opposite the tool.

                  If you do push a clip off (I usually do!) the easiest way to reinstall them is hold them with needle-nose pliers. If you do it with your fingers it's harder to do, and may result in the aforementioned pinging around the garage.

                  Once you've done it a time or two it will be no big deal. As mentioned, the tool's cheap, simple, and works on many other makes and models. Definitely a must-have tool. Good luck.

                  Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
                  Parish, central NY 13131





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                  • #10
                    Also, I usually cover the faces of the tool with a thin layer of aluminum heating duct tape to keep from scratching up escutcheons or scraping up door panels.


                    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                    Clark in San Diego
                    '63 F2/Lark Standard
                    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
                    www.studebakersandiego.com

                    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      quote:easiest way to reinstall them is hold them with needle-nose pliers.
                      It's actually easy to install the clips on the handles before inserting the handles. Then you just slide it on the shaft and seat it with a firm gentle thump of the fist.
                      Brad Johnson,
                      SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                      '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
                      '56 Sky Hawk in process

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for those pics of the tool I need. the one I borrowed does not have those notches on it.I think its more for removing door panels. I called my parts store and they have one so i'll go buy one.

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by rockne10

                          quote:easiest way to reinstall them is hold them with needle-nose pliers.
                          It's actually easy to install the clips on the handles before inserting the handles. Then you just slide it on the shaft and seat it with a firm gentle thump of the fist.
                          LOL! Of course, the clips go on BEFORE the handles are installed- I guess I assumed that was obvious! I don't see how it would be possible to do it any other way[)]

                          Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
                          Parish, central NY 13131





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