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Old 12-02-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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Fresh air vent door knob ideas

I had to replace the foam on the fresh air vents in my 68. In the process, one the knobs or handles was cross threaded and when trying to reinstall correctly, it stripped out. I know I could just helicoil it or buy replacements, but I'm thinking of maybe having some custom knobs or handles made.

Has anyone made anything custom, and what did you do?
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:45 PM   #2
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Re: Fresh air vent door knob ideas

Bet you could get some cabinet knobs to work.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: Fresh air vent door knob ideas

Snap-on stubby screwdriver handle, golf ball, c10 hotwheels, the options are limitless just matters how much time and money you want to put into it!
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:49 PM   #4
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I didn't make them I just bought the same knobs as I installed on the dash.
Here is the link.


http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=662377


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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:01 PM   #5
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Re: Fresh air vent door knob ideas

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Snap-on stubby screwdriver handle, golf ball, c10 hotwheels, the options are limitless just matters how much time and money you want to put into it!
The hotwheels idea is pretty cool! I was thinking stainless bullets, but it wouldn't match anything in my interior.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:04 PM   #6
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I didn't make them I just bought the same knobs as I installed on the dash.
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http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=662377


Those look simple and clean!
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:21 PM   #7
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Do a google image search. It will ull up all kinds of knobs.


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It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:38 PM   #8
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Re: Fresh air vent door knob ideas

After some searching, I think I may like to have a simple cylindrical shaft that slides on, then a simple round knob that threads into the shaft facing forward and works as a set screw.
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Old 12-03-2015, 03:20 AM   #9
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Black Delrin Plastic, or polymer material.

It is pretty tough stuff.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:43 AM   #10
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Re: Fresh air vent door knob ideas

Here's a couple knobs you probably don't want in your truck:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...XOSzcpFyn-nCxQ
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:48 AM   #11
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Re: Fresh air vent door knob ideas

Summit stocks a lot of nice dash knobs cheap.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cal-188400
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Here's a couple knobs you probably don't want in your truck:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...XOSzcpFyn-nCxQ
Those knobs have to ride in the back!
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:35 PM   #13
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Tom is a member here he does nice work. May want to contact him.
This is his link




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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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