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HDowse 07-06-2020 05:01 PM

Handle escutcheon installation
 

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I suspect we've all had some difficulty trying to push the door handle or window crank escutcheon in far enough to remove and then replace the pin that holds the handle to the shaft. I have the Drake tool but it's a bear to push the escutcheon in far enough to get the pin out. Even worse is trying to get the pin back in when replacing the escutcheon or pulling the door panel. I figured a little mechanical advantage would make the job a lot easier.
See the photos to understand how the brace across the opposite door opening works along with the cross brace that lines up with the handle in need of service. I fit a vertical for height adjustment, a block to catch the expanding clamp and two spring clamps to hold the Drake tool. After lining everything up it was easy to expand the clamp and move the tool against the escutcheon and drop the pin in. Total construction time was about a half hour, all parts were on hand.

51 MERC-CT 07-07-2020 03:42 AM

Re: Handle escutcheon installation
 

Interesting approach but back when I worked on these vehicles for a living, the only tool I used to facilitate installation and removal was this tool.


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Kube 07-08-2020 02:01 PM

Re: Handle escutcheon installation
 

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Originally Posted by HDowse (Post 1906622)
I suspect we've all had some difficulty trying to push the door handle or window crank escutcheon in far enough to remove and then replace the pin that holds the handle to the shaft. I have the Drake tool but it's a bear to push the escutcheon in far enough to get the pin out. Even worse is trying to get the pin back in when replacing the escutcheon or pulling the door panel. I figured a little mechanical advantage would make the job a lot easier.
See the photos to understand how the brace across the opposite door opening works along with the cross brace that lines up with the handle in need of service. I fit a vertical for height adjustment, a block to catch the expanding clamp and two spring clamps to hold the Drake tool. After lining everything up it was easy to expand the clamp and move the tool against the escutcheon and drop the pin in. Total construction time was about a half hour, all parts were on hand.

And I thought I over engineered things!
I had purchased one of those tools from drake. It was / is a good little tool. I use my waist to apply pressure to the tool while leaving both hands free to remove or install the pin..

19Fordy 07-08-2020 02:17 PM

Re: Handle escutcheon installation
 

Here's a thread that supplies an answer if you want to make your own tool out of PVC.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...e+removal+tool

Royal Ryser 07-08-2020 04:57 PM

Re: Handle escutcheon installation
 

Thanks for a couple of very good do-it-yourself installation ideas. Fordbarners are the best!

Talkwrench 07-09-2020 12:56 AM

Re: Handle escutcheon installation
 

Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do!


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