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Lane 68
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« on: July 19, 2012, 02:36:32 AM »

I have Black/White Houndstooth Deluxe interior in my 68 RS/SS Coupe.
Black dash / door panels / Woodgrain center dash panel with the 'deluxe' trim.
The window crank knobs are "clear".
Was this a correct option or should they be "black"?
Thank You!!....Lane 68
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 09:15:58 AM »

They should be black for your interior...Joe
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 12:52:18 PM »

Thanks for reply!
Are cranks same size front and rear for Deluxe Interior for 1968?
What is part number?
Unable to find in search! Undecided

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 01:06:10 PM »

Group 10.797 HANDLE ASSY. - WASHER, Door Window Regulator

1968 ALL - door and rear quarter window (black) P/N 7752485

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 02:48:30 PM »

Ed,
Thank you....it seems some repop shops offer TWO different sizes for front and rear.....confusing at times.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 05:47:51 PM »

Yeah, it seems the repop houses always get things wrong.

But, I did a little detective work and found that the original part number (7752485) was superseded by part number 1732326 in 1972, which was superseded again in the 1980's by part number 20348200. And guess what, 20348200 is still available at your local GM dealer!!!
 
Now, remember, superseded parts may not be "exactly" like the originals. Especially one that's been superseded a few times. Usually by this time they're just a handle that will "fit"! But you might want to check it out anyway. Also remember that "service" parts may not be "exactly" like "production" parts. The service department had the responsibility of finding something that would fit. They didn't care if it was exactly like what originally came on the car.

However, that being said, I did a search on ebay and found two sellers with the 1732326 parts and several with the 20348200 parts. I also checked GM Parts Direct and they have the 20348200 in stock, but they're NOT cheap!! You might want to check your local parts department and see what they want for them.

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 02:22:10 PM »

The knobs on the current GM handles are not correct for the 68's. They do not have the correct "ribs" on the outer edges (area you grip).................RatPack....................
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 12:43:22 AM »

Rat Pack....
What are the differences in the "ribs" ?
Currently restoring 68.
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 11:28:24 AM »

Lane, here are comparisons of the 68 knob vs the 69-up knob. Besides the number of "ribs" on the knob the OD became smaller at roughly 1-5/16" from the 1968 diameter of 1-11/32". I checked to see if I had any NOS window cranks laying around to compare to the 69-up one I have, but no luck.....RatPack.......................
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 12:25:54 PM »

Nice pictures. Those will help me also...Joe
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2012, 01:39:17 PM »

Ratpack....
THANK YOU for the effort, information and contribution !!
Nice Job !!
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2012, 08:25:05 PM »

Nice pictures. Those will help me also...Joe
Ratpack....
THANK YOU for the effort, information and contribution !!
Nice Job !!
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You are welcome, glad to help out guys.....RatPack.............
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2012, 07:55:49 PM »

Great info here! Was looking at a 07D 68 Survivor today and the window crank knobs were the 69 style as pictured previoiusly. Assume since it is a late car the change was already made. Any thoughts on exactly when the change took place?
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012, 10:21:57 PM »

While doing some research for Lane earlier today, it occurred to me that 69's never used anything but clear knobs on two different handles: 9715291 on the front, and 9717838 for rear. The "291" handle was used in 68 front and rear, deluxe or std interior, with interior color keyed knobs. So that 1969 handle I used for a comparison may possibly be a service replacement as it was the only black knob one I had on the 291 handle. I have a lot of original clear knobs on the 291 handle and I didn't use them for comparison because the ribs didn't show up in the pictures. Here is a picture showing the backs of the handles with the same cast number, but definitely different in the cavity of the handle area.

Chick, I will try to keep an open mind about this as I could only see it being possible in a black interior car only, otherwise that car has had them changed sometime in the past. I would like to see the cast numbers from the backs of each handle.......................RatPack................
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012, 10:36:05 PM »

Rat Pack...
Did the "291" handle in 68', have the "deep curve" or the "shallow curve" in the arm...to your knowledge.
I have a 10B Camaro RS/SS with Deluxe Black Interior I want to put the correct cranks in.
Thanks again !
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