Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Interior> chevy c10 door handle interior removal
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: chevy c10 door handle interior removal Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-12-2013 03:55 AM
ausenbaughtx Thank you.
02-11-2013 05:48 PM
DanTwoLakes The older trucks are narrower than newer trucks, so your best bet is seats from an S-10, Ranger, Dakota, or seats from an older import truck.
02-10-2013 06:46 PM
ausenbaughtx
C10 interior

Hey Folks- not sure I'm going about this the right way. I'm not much of a computer guy. First time I've even looked at a forum. Noticed you woking on a C10. I've got one, 1969 all original. Just starting on it for my 15 year old. Seems he watched an episode of "Trucks" and they changed out the original seat. While I've been a stickler on everything being original. I have to admit the seat isn't very comfortable. Anyone know what seat(s) will fit?
07-03-2010 06:39 AM
DanTwoLakes If you would have actually read what I said, you'd know I didn't say your method doesn't work, I said the clip doesn't stick out like you have it pictured. At least they don't on the four Chevies I own. I'm sure you can get the clip out with your method, but you can't catch the back of the clip, you'd have to catch one of the points that stick out on the side, just like every other tool and every other method does. I'm sure glad you didn't take what I said wrong and over react.

I'm sure the rag method works too, I didn't say that doesn't work either.
07-02-2010 10:49 PM
a1supersport
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes
The problem is that the clip does not seat in the handles as you have it pictured. The back end of the clip slides completely into the groove and can't be pulled out as you have it pictured. You may be able to catch the side of the clip, but not the extreme rear of the clip.
That's funny. 26 cars and 25 years later...and you're telling me it doesn't work? Every panel, whether it's plastic ones of the newer cars, or cardboard/vinyl of old, will give once pushed against...exposing most of the backside of the handle. If you're looking at the drawing as it sits and making your assumptions from it, I'm sorry I didn't make it 3D for you to completely comprehend.
07-02-2010 09:02 PM
302 Z28 Rag works perfect Dan. I can't tell you how many 55-57 Chevy's we robbed door handles and window cranks from in wrecking yards back in the day. My parents garage was literally full of various 55-57 stuff. Dad cleaned it all all out when I was away in the military...never forgave him for that .

Vince
07-02-2010 08:41 PM
DanTwoLakes
Quote:
Originally Posted by a1supersport
Before I knew about that clip remover, I used to use a paper clip with a small bend at the tip. Bend the other end of the paper clip and grab it with a pliers. Funny thing is, even after I found out about that clip-removal tool, I never bought one. So long as there was a paper clip around, I had a tool.

The problem is that the clip does not seat in the handles as you have it pictured. The back end of the clip slides completely into the groove and can't be pulled out as you have it pictured. You may be able to catch the side of the clip, but not the extreme rear of the clip.
07-01-2010 10:58 PM
fast68 i like the rag trick so obvious and ingenious

i cant wait to try it out in the morning!

i cant believe ive never come across it over all these years from an old timer or something

wow...

nice!

06-30-2010 07:28 PM
a1supersport Before I knew about that clip remover, I used to use a paper clip with a small bend at the tip. Bend the other end of the paper clip and grab it with a pliers. Funny thing is, even after I found out about that clip-removal tool, I never bought one. So long as there was a paper clip around, I had a tool.

06-30-2010 07:14 PM
66GMC This works in a pinch, if you aren't able to find the correct tool.

I've used a hacksaw blade, with a V-shaped cut from the edge to the center of the hole. I also ground off the teeth so that they wouldn't damage the upholstery. Bend the tang just slightly so that it will engage the clip.

Edit:
There are supposed to be two pictures uploaded, but I only see one.
I'm sure you get the idea...
06-30-2010 05:50 PM
302 Z28 No charge for that tip Matt

Vince
06-30-2010 02:58 PM
matt167
Quote:
Originally Posted by 302 Z28
Short of buying the tool we used to remove them at the wrecking yards by just pulling a shop rag between the handle and the door panel, pops em right off.

Vince
and to think.. I was at the junkyard a few months ago, and there was a decent '51 Chevy with mint door handles I wanted.. no tool and I fought with a screwdriver before just giving up because they were closing for the night.. I had a rag in the toolbox.. correct reproductions are $50, and the yard gets $.50 per handle
06-30-2010 02:13 PM
302 Z28 Short of buying the tool we used to remove them at the wrecking yards by just pulling a shop rag between the handle and the door panel, pops em right off.

Vince
06-30-2010 07:44 AM
DanTwoLakes There are all kinds of tools to remove these GM "Jesus" clips, here are just some of them. The best one and easiest to use is the Lisle 35200. The black one second from the top has a place on the raised end to push the clip back into the door handle, but you can do it easily with your thumb nail. You push the clip back into the door handle and then just push it back on the post and the clip will seat.
06-30-2010 12:39 AM
matt167 the clip needs to be released from both sides, so it would be very hard to use a screwdriver.. you will find the tool in the Help section of most any auto parts store, for about $5.. Harbor freight sells them for a dollar or 2, or you can get the entire 'kit' from them for like $10, which will have windshield and trim tools also
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.