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How do you get those darn window cranks off a 69? I pried the door panel back but can't see any clips or anything to get them to release. Any help will be appreciated.
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Go to autozone and buy a tool to remove the little hairpin clip that holds the handles on. DON'T use a screwdriver, and take a chance on messing up your door panel. Tool costs about 5 bucks.
 

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I make my own tool using a fork. It helps to already have a door handle or window crank off to see how it works.

Remove the inner two tines. And bend the outer two tines...

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And then just simply slide in to push the clip off.

It's the way I did it in 1979 when I had my other '68. Remembered that is what I did when I got my other '68 last year.

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David
Camaro - '68 327 Coupe, '86 Z-28 IROC 305 TPI
Corvette - '73 Mako Shark II, '82 Cross-fire, '01 Coupe
 

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Take a 12-18 inch length of saftey wire (electric fence wire down here in MS). Use a small pair of pliers and bend a 1/4" hook in one end. Take that hook and fish the spring out from behond the crank. A quick yank will have the spring out in no time.

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Sound like someone may have put some super glue on handles, if there no clip on it. That what I found in my #2 Dover white. I haven't gotten mind off yet. I've been working on other things, not had time to see how it get it off. My 2 Cent. God bless.
 

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I do someting like Brad said above. I used a regular 3" or 4" framing nail with a 1/8" 90 degree bend on the point formed with a hammer while the nail is in a vise. I usualy add another slight bend in the middle so I can use the home made "hook" to pull off the Omega clip. It helps if you see one already off the car to figure out how to remove the retainer clip.

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Thanks a lot for all the good replies. This site is so awesome. God bless
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Thanks a lot for all the good replies. This site is so awesome. God bless
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I know this is a little old now, but doing this for the people that "search".

Here's an easy way to make the fork tool to remove the window crank clip.

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* Remove the arm rest from the door.

* Remove the door handle by pulling or pushing the clip out (easy to get to).

* Get a kitchen fork.

* Remove the inner two tines.

* Using the door handle as a guide, bend the outer tines of the fork so that they can easily push the pin off the handle.

Now you have a tool that works on the window.

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Corvette - '73 Mako Shark II, '82 Cross-fire, '01 Coupe
 

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Window crank removal tool.

If you want to buy one. I have one from Snap -On part # is A159.

If the clip is installed correctly you just slide this tool under the handle from the knob end and it will pop it off.

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I guess because in this part of Georgia we use forks to eat with


Cocktail fork for shrimp!
Dinner Fork for Bar B Q !
Dessert Fork for Pecan Pie!

That and I guess I have more money than sense (cents) get it ? LOL



[This message has been edited by drew69 (edited 09-12-2002).]
 

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I use a cotter pin

bend it open like an L shape with a small hook on the end grab a hold of the clip and pull, simple and I have never damaged the door panel
 

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In a pinch (at the junkyard with minimal tools), I've used a shoprag. just slide the rag between the plastic escution and the crank and then pull the ends of the rag back and forth (like a shoeshine Guy shining shoes)....the rag will "snag" the ends of the clip and pull it loose....
 

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Buy the correct tool in this case, $5.00, geeze. You'll have it forever and it works without a lot of fishing around and aggrivation.I have made tools to fit different applications, but if the correct tool is inexpensive, buy it.
My $5,
Guy
 
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