62 Comet Custom Window Crank removal

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birdman31
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62 Comet Custom Window Crank removal

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On my 62 Comet Custom ... I have the tool to remove the driver door window crank.... but with no luck. There is a spring behind the panel there as well that seems odd. Any
pointers? Does the tool slide just behind the chrome part of the crank or behind the plastic washer on the crank?? I know the tool slides in from the same path as the crank handle sets.... SOooo... any helpful hints to try??

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poboyjo65
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Re: 62 Comet Custom Window Crank removal

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that spring holds to panel against the crank handle,for a more airtight fit. if you get a little mirror & light to see the clip might help orient how to push the tool. I've pulled a shipload of them off with a small seal pic,,a little hook,,,before I had the right tool.
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Re: 62 Comet Custom Window Crank removal

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I've had better luck pulling the clips with a hooked pick, like John said, than using the "proper" tool to push the clip out. I push the panel in to compress the spring behind it and gain some space between the panel and the handle. Then I slide the hook down parallel to the clip until it bumps the journal on the handle, rotate it 90* to engage the hook in the top of the clip, and pull. Turn the open end of the hook toward the handle, not the panel, so you don't run the risk of ripping the panel when you pull. Good luck! :D

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Re: 62 Comet Custom Window Crank removal

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Thanks brother Jim.... will see if I can use the pick... Awesome Cyclone!!!

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Jims65cyclone
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Re: 62 Comet Custom Window Crank removal

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Thanks, birdman. Just stay back 20 feet and you won't be disappointed. :roll: It's day is coming, though.

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Re: 62 Comet Custom Window Crank removal

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Oh BTW, I have an aftermarket window crank on mine that has a set screw instead of a clip. I hate it :x ,it wont stay on. I have another one (an original) polished up ,just haven't messed with it yet.
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347, 4sp, 9'' 215/60/15 - 295/50/15

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