1941 110 door handle shaft removal

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1941Woodie
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1941 110 door handle shaft removal

Post by 1941Woodie » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:56 pm

I am trying to get the square shaft out of the outer handle . I see a small hole and inserted a jeweler screwdriver but shaft not coming out. Do I drill in this hole?
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Thanks Adam
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Bluedevil
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Re: 1941 110 door handle shaft removal

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:21 am

Adam,

I guess my question is why are you trying to remove the shaft?

Bill

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Re: 1941 110 door handle shaft removal

Post by Howard56 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:45 am

I can't say for sure on yours but on Clipper handles there is a fairly soft pin that goes part way into the shaft. There might be a similar arrangement on conventional body handles except your pin was shorter or cut flush and cannot easily be pulled out. If that is the case then drilling the pin out might be the answer but then you have the worry about how to guide the drill bit very straight to get all the pin and then replace and secure a new one in a probably larger hole. The Clipper pin hole is at a slight angle so maybe not an option because of an angle but if the other side is accessible directly in line with the original hole perhaps a smaller hole from that direction and then a smaller diameter pin punch would drive the flush or shorter pin out the visible hole.
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Re: 1941 110 door handle shaft removal

Post by 1941Woodie » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:37 pm

Bluedevil wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:21 am
Adam,

I guess my question is why are you trying to remove the shaft?

Bill
Hi Bill removing because the shaft is broken but the handle has nice chrome compared to a handle on the car. I guess I could cut a shaft off another the correct length and weld on to the existing.

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Re: 1941 110 door handle shaft removal

Post by 1941Woodie » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:47 pm

Howard56 wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:45 am
I can't say for sure on yours but on Clipper handles there is a fairly soft pin that goes part way into the shaft. There might be a similar arrangement on conventional body handles except your pin was shorter or cut flush and cannot easily be pulled out. If that is the case then drilling the pin out might be the answer but then you have the worry about how to guide the drill bit very straight to get all the pin and then replace and secure a new one in a probably larger hole. The Clipper pin hole is at a slight angle so maybe not an option because of an angle but if the other side is accessible directly in line with the original hole perhaps a smaller hole from that direction and then a smaller diameter pin punch would drive the flush or shorter pin out the visible hole.
Just the one hole going up in the handle, I have several other handles that have terrible chrome , maybe I should cut it for science sake.

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