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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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window cranks not deep enough

My window cranks are not deep enough. They can not be pushed in far enough to engage the clip ring.

Are there window cranks available that are deeper?.....or another solution?(1965 Biscayne)
j c whitney used to sell window crank spline extensions, but no more.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 06:54 AM
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Are they new repo's or OEM.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 08:52 AM
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Sounds like the door panels are too thick to me. Is there an adjustment on the crank mechanism.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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home made panels & cranks.....I had to tear the panels up to remove. Can not get the handles on w/the new door panels.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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The door panels have no upholstery yet...I need crank extensions

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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reading thru other sites it seems like this is not to uncommon of a problem.

Looks like I will have to cut & weld unless someone has a better idea.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 10:41 PM
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Did you use this to remove the cranks?



I use that tool, and the clips pop right out. Reinstalling simply means putting the clips back on first, then pushing the crank on the splines until the clip hits the groove. Push harder.

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 07:31 AM
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Like Larry implied..........if they are the original handles, lube them a little and they will go on. If they are repos, send them back and find some originals.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2013, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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The door panels are just too thick to get the handles on.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Solved the problem...cut & added to the lengthen.

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 01:13 PM
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Just interested...what exactly did you cut and add?

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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I cut the shaft in the middle & welded in a 1/2" rod the same diameter
as the shaft thus, extending the end of the splined shaft 1/2".

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Very cool. Something to file away under the "just in case" folder!

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up

Thanks, My Biscayne is now set to go to the upholster Monday for a $3000 interior make over.
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