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1927 Buick Window Crank and Door Handle removal


dibarlaw

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Friend Steve with the original 1927-27 Sedan is trying to get some copies of interior handle and window cranks cast here in Pennsylvania. (Recent fender bender accident.)

I only have open cars and those handles are quite easy to service.

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 This style of handles. (Photo of a 1928 Model 58.) I have a 1929 or 1930 Fisher Body Service Manual and it shows the internal assemblys but nothing on how to remove the handles. It does mention the use of special tools but does not identify. Steve mentions using a spanner wrench but what he is using is not small enough or thin enough.

 

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Oldtech:

 That is how I had anticipated they came off. Of course since they are die-cast it may be swolen and can only be broken off now. There was a supplier in Australia who was doing Stainless steel repros. Steve had attempted to contact them and so far no word back.

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My 1927 Master handles.  Fisher body.  Handles are reproduction.  Standard may be totally different!

 

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I made a silly little tool from a piece of angle iron, that works well enough to unscrew the handles when I need them removed.

 

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Detail of original handles, survivors that didn't crack.  The window winder fits, but doesn't match the door handle.

 

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4 hours ago, dibarlaw said:

Oldtech:

 That is how I had anticipated they came off. Of course since they are die-cast it may be swolen and can only be broken off now. There was a supplier in Australia who was doing Stainless steel repros. Steve had attempted to contact them and so far no word back.

 

https://vintageandclassicreproductions.com/product_brands/1927-buick/

 

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If the door panel is shot anyway spray PB blaster or your favorite weapon in behind the estucheon to try and get it on the threads. Also on the handle shaft if the handle doesn't want to move. Give it a while and try loostening it. Getting these off in one piece can be a bit of a problem. 

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I just contacted Vintage Reproductions in Australia and ordered handles, great working with Rosemary she is very helpful. Price difference between Australia and USA  dollar. Vintage Reproductions is going to go into retirement in the future.

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