|02-12-2013 03:55 AM|
|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|
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|
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|
|07-02-2010 09:02 PM|
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 .
|07-02-2010 08:41 PM|
|07-01-2010 10:58 PM|
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
|06-30-2010 07:28 PM|
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|
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.
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|
No charge for that tip Matt
|06-30-2010 02:58 PM|
|06-30-2010 02:13 PM|
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.
|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|
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