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Old 05-29-2005, 02:16 AM
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39 Chevy Coupe

Are there any door handels and window & vent cranks from a newer car that would work in my 39? I would like to update but don't really care for the billet look. All the shiney stuff in my interior is chrome or stainless.
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customize the stock..would defininetly set it apart from the rest
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http://www.hotrodders.com/t61200.html

I asked the same type of question before, Im looking to adapt some that will fit in with the doorpanels and can be painted to match, rather than putting in some expensive billet handles.


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yea brad..thats what i was trying to say man....billets way to overdone and to pricey for alot of us..with mine i bought the dice knobs for them and paianted the crank arm to match them in red....looks great and i can honestly say there aint a grand am like it anywhere else lol dare to be diffrent..its a good thing
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i know t his is an old post but what did you end up doin?
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Just cleaned up the originals for now.
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The main issue with intierior handles and such is that they are almost always cast. The casting process as most of us are aware of will not allow us to weld on them.

Up until 1948 most handles required a pin through the shaft to mount. In 1949 the omega clip was introduced on some models yet most handles still had a simple square post and female. Post 1949 the omega clip was standard as well as the "Star" spline became standard.


If you cant find a handle that you like that you are able to make an insert bushing, grinding a flat on the regulator post if it is not already square, to be installed with a key screw to match your spline.

What I typically suggest in a manner that you are talking if I cant find one I can rework. There are 2 paths

1. is to have some one develop and nc cut it, but the CAD work is expensive to make a "fully contoured part" average bil**** parts are very basic for mass production.

2. I go to a local casting shop. It is usaully not too hard to find one local. There is usually one in the area under tool makers. It is best to call around and feel around to find out if there is a hot rodder there. What I have done for custom is to ask about a making a small casting. This is farily expensive per part, but that is why bil**** is so popular. They can walk you through the sticker shock this is not a cheap process but if there is a handle you like they can use it for a pattern and cast it with the correct spline.

Item 1 and 2 If they cast it from aluminum it can be polished

Item 2 if they cast it in brass alloy it can be plated.

As for handle knobs there are a dozen different press fits you can purchase.

I know this is probably more than what you are looking to do but it is the alternatives I know of and a subtlety that you appreaciate. regretably most are not as aware of the detail as the owner or hard core car guy/gal.
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GM Interior Door Handles and Vent, Window Handles

GM used the "omega" clip/star shaft starting in 1933 or 1934 in passenger cars. The pickups, and the earlier GM passenger cars, used screw mount handles on square shafts (strangely GM chose a 1/4" shaft rather than the industry standard 5/16" shaft) up to at least early-1947(a split year for the truck line), then moved to the "omega"-clip/star shaft as the passenger cars had.
The early cars 34-38 used handles in which the the clip mounted in the top portion of the short handle mounting shank.
The 39-48 cars used handles with a long mounting shank where the clip mounted in the lower portion. This style of mounting continued on cars and trucks through the 50s-60s and maybe even later on most GM cars and pickups.
Ford, Chrysler, Studebaker, Packard, and most other makes used the 5/16" square shaft and pin mount almost exclusively from their beginnings through the 40s and 50s, then changed to the "omega"-clip/star shaft, or retainer screw/star shaft.
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Sorry just realized I didnt clairify ford. Pasedena rod is correct.
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39 Chevy inside handles, escutcheons

The replacement handles and escutcheons available from most CHEVY reproduction parts houses are chrome-plated with chrome-plated knobs rather than plastic knobs and plastic-dipped handles like original Master DeLuxe ones.
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