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Handbrake handle

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Peaches and cream, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Peaches and cream

    Peaches and cream New Member

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    Just a quick one...

    Ive got a knackered handbrake handle and a lovely new one to replace it.
    But I cant figure out how to get the old one off. It looks like there is a split pin through the bottom of it ?

    Is it a case of a hammer and a centre punch ? And if that doesnt work use a bigger hammer ?

    All hints greatly appreciated. Ta,

    PB

    (And Im refering here to Kombi's, not significant others !)
     
  2. Schmoburger

    Schmoburger Active Member

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    Yeh best I can tell there's a roll pin through it that ya just punch out and then replace to secure the new handle on. :)
     
  3. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, thats right, had to remove ours to install the under dash trays....Lorraine
     
  4. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    When you knock the centre pin out, make sure you get someone to hold a heavy hammer under neath the handle, so you have something solid to knock against
     
  5. Peaches and cream

    Peaches and cream New Member

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    Done yesterday. Thanks for the tips guys.

    Amazing how a bit of amourall and a new handbrake handle gave the dash a new lease on life !

    PB
     
  6. STUPOT

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    Does it punch out from the top?
     
  7. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It'll punch out either way….
    When you replace the pin, you'll see that one end will be tapered…that's the end that goes in first.
    Wow, a 12 year old thread resurrected !……is that a new record ?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  8. andrewjdriscoll

    andrewjdriscoll Active Member

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    Certainly answered a question I've been pondering for more than a year!

    And
     
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  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    X2 oldman comment above:rolleyes:
    My thinking would be that it is easier for most people to hammer the pin down:) with the taper down on pin, therefore you probably should hammer up to get it out,which is the harder way of doing it o_O:eek:. Like already mentioned either way works and it would be easier to go down and support from underneath .:)
     
  10. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    I had trouble stopping the whole thing bouncing around as I hammered upwards so I took it to the workbench Photo1158.jpg
     
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  11. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Block of wood between the floor and the bottom of the handle makes for a reasonable removal, as long as the floor isn’t too rusty.

    Adrian
     
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  12. STUPOT

    STUPOT Member

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    12 year thread resurrected, bah, that's surely nothing Mark, these threads are soooooo helpful & as timeless as the Kombi itsself! :)
     
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  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely! .....and why KC forums are soooo much more reliable/user friendly than the fb option where info. gets lost after a day or so......
    The more you poke around here, the more knowledge you’ll gain.......there is NOTHING that you will do, that hasn’t been faced before by a member at some stage...;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  14. STUPOT

    STUPOT Member

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    I seem to be spending more & more time poking around here but it's helping my knowledge grow. Thanks to everyone who contributes! :)
     
  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Your post is very timely Mark, as I’m currently having discussions with @Dapom , about this very issue of the ability to search for info on a FB page. :rolleyes:

    As I don’t do social media, I’m now unsure as to whether it is, or isn’t possible. o_O
     
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  16. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Don't go there Grantus you are better off. You can save a post on FB for later use if you remember to do it or think the post is worth saving and would be a useful thing later on,but if you don't you will have trouble finding it unless your memory of where when ,why the three W.Of where it was posted and when (date) .
     
  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wayne, but as I said, I don’t do social media. ;)

    Just trying to ascertain the facts about what can or can’t be done on a FB page, as I currently have conflicting information, to what I initially thought. :rolleyes:
     

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