[TR] TR6 door handle and window winder pin 'trick of the trade'
75tr6 at tr6.danielsonfamily.org
Sun Apr 18 11:19:56 MDT 2010
TR6 door handle and window winder pin 'trick of the trade'Hi Brian.... as
noted the key is finding the heavier gauge hangers so as an alternative I
found that a 16d galvanized finishing nail is a perfect fit. I used a 3" one
and did the scouring technique you described to make it easy to snap off.
Thanks for the compliments on my leather sewing skills. Next up is a leather
covered center console that should be done this week.
1975 TR6 CF38503U
Running w/ Throttle Body Injection,
Toyota 5 speed & Nissan LSD
From: Brian Lanoway
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:59 AM
To: Triumphs Digest
Cc: 75tr6 at tr6.danielsonfamily.org
Subject: TR6 door handle and window winder pin 'trick of the trade'
I just spent more than a few minutes admiring Bob Danielson's TR6 leather
interior on his website. I too would like to thank Bob for the effort he puts
into his projects and web site - this has proved invaluable on many occasions
for me. Bob's new leather interior is absolutely gorgeous!
I would like to add our local club's trick for installing those nasty door
handle and window crank pins in a TR6. It's actually very simple - you can
literally install a handle pin in a minute or two at most - without cursing -
with this technique. Here's the trick.
Find an older style wire coat hanger - you need one that's made of thicker
gauge wire. Cut the wire hanger into a one foot long or so straight length.
Put the door handle or window crank in your hand; insert the coat hanger into
the pin holes on the reverse side of the handle so that the cut end lines up
with the outer diameter of the mounting boss. Take a pair of side cutters and
cut a notch in the wire hanger so you have a notch on the other side of the
mounting boss. The idea here is once the handle is installed; you insert the
longer wire hanger through the backside of the handle into the mounting hole
and then simply bend the coat hanger back and forth to break the wire off at
the notch. This will result in a pin of the exact length residing correctly
in the handle assembly, locking it in place.
A bit of a caution here, most of the newer wire hangers are of a thinner gauge
so you'll have to scrounge around your closets for a thicker gauge hanger
that's close to the diameter of the original locking pin.
This trick may be well known elsewhere, but I'd like to give our local LBC
restoration wizard; Ted Mooby, credit for introducing the trick to me.
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