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Hand Brake Handle

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by shaven, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. shaven

    shaven Active Member

    Ok... how do I get this sucker off... Is that a pin that run straight through the handle/shaft?
    Thanks in advance.
    Cheers Matty

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  2. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    Spot on, it is a pin, made from the strongest metal the devil could find.

    Get a bit of wood to support underneath the handbrake with a towel or rubber to protect your paint.

    Then with a nail punch the exact size or a cut down nail, punch the pin through the bottom.

    I think I only cracked the shits a few times doing this. Trying to fit my body in a comfortable spot while still being in a good position to use the hammer was a pain.

    Although not essential, it is easier to put the under dash tray on when the handbrake handle is off.
     
  3. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking something chrome?!
     
  4. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    It's called a "roll pin". Bigger hammer??
     
  5. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lash out & buy a set of pin punches......about $20.
    You'll use em more than once now you have em.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  6. Ben49

    Ben49 Active Member

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    Hmm. I've got this job to do too. I'm not keen on hammering if it's that tight!

    Maybe a screw-type 'C' clamp, a cut-down flat-head nail and a block of wood with a hole in it for the underside clearance? I'd tape the block of wood in place so I could concentrate on holding the nail/clamp arrangement.... just far enough to grab the pin with the multi-grips. That might work ...?
     
  7. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Go with the block of wood supporting under brake handle to the floor - then with a pointy nail punch solid tap tap tap on the edge of the pin enough to have come up out few mm from Botton then pull the rest with pliers - looks like its been done before see underneath your your picture of pin there is a slight bur- good luck
     
  8. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    You vill be needink ein hammer!
     
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ......and the proper pin punch !
    The right tool makes the job so much easier...they're designed for this type of job.
    Just sayin' :rolleyes:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  10. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    Hey Matty how'd u go with this?? I'm about to remove mine to put a tray under the dash and it has that centre piece that the handbrake goes through.
     
  11. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When I did mine I found it easier to do from passenger side as the big black round thing on the RHS gets in the way.
    I used a flat nail punch (lucky I had one the same dia) - takes a few hits and a move you b@sta@d to get it started then you can just about push it through :eek:
     
  12. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    Sweet...it's on my 'to do' list.
     
  13. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Short of having the right size punch, you may have the same diameter drill bit and a timber mallet handy.

    Shank end of drill bit to the pin, and hit the pointy end of the drill bit with the timber mallet........

    Has worked here on door pins, vent window pins and tumbler lock pins. ;)

    Just an alternative method.......:rolleyes:
     
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  14. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Prolly equal hardness, i have also done this but i use a steel hammer..... Not real kind to the drill bit but gets the job done.
     
  15. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Drill bits are brittle. May shatter and bits can fly! Not my choice for a punch. A suitable nail filed blunt is a better option..
     
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  16. glow-monkey

    glow-monkey Active Member

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  17. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    i always wear my safety squint!
     
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