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Old 07-11-2005, 01:32 AM   #1
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How-To: Oh Sh!t Handle Removal

So i've been getting some IM's and questions keep popping up on how the hell to take out these pesky handles. So I might as well show you what worked for me. WHAT WORKED FOR ME.

BreakDown=
Tools:
Flathead Screwdriver
Hands
Estimated Time of Completion:
5 Min
Difficulty:
I'll give it a 4 since most people are nervous bout breaking things
So, the first thing we gotta do is get our materials.
A screwdriver the size of a cig butt. That's all.
Grab your handle and pull it down, there's a tab on each side. Pop open the tab and voila!


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Old 07-11-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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slide your flat head screw driver in there vertically, all the way. Now twist it so it's horizontal. (Whether this step helps or not is debateable.) Now you need too hands for this job! *YIKES* lol.
With one hand on the screwdriver, pull it up and down.
Your other hand is not in your pocket, but on the handle tugging it away from the base. Look at picture if you prefer picture books.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:38 AM   #3
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if you did it right, it should just pop off. Excessive amounts of force is not needed here. You WILL break it if you try to act like the Von Magnus of the World's Strongest Man competition.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:41 AM   #4
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Now that the handle is off, you can either continue with your headliner removal, (recommended) or if your taking em off to just paint em, you need to get the clips out. Pull on your headliner and slide your flat-head in between the clips and kind of work it till they come off. If you bend it out of shape don't worry, these are metal and can be persuaded back into their original form. If you don't know how to take out these clips, your an idiot and should take it to a pro, lol. J/k
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:42 AM   #5
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TA-DA! Now be proud of yourself because you've accomplished what most people can't.

pardon the mess, 4th of July party cleanup is scheduled, lol.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:46 AM   #6
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INSTALLATION IS NOT A REVERSAL OF REMOVAL

The best, easiest, and more intelligent way of reinstalling the handles is this.
Slide the Handle's plastic base's into the headliner holes and attach the clips in that way. Reshape the clips as necessary so they look somewhat like the picture. You're going to really need to press on the clips cuz they don't engulf the plastic like a .10 whore. You'll hear a sort of like a clicking sound when the clips have engaged. If you don't hear this sound the clips will slide off. Tug on it against the Headliner Just to be sure everythings okey dokie.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:49 AM   #7
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now allign the clips into their proper holes on the roof, slide it in. And then hit the handle base's with the palm of your hand. That's it, your done. Congratulations!!!


Now I take no responsibility if your handle's break. I've broken some at the Junkyard to refine myself to this point. Now sit back, have a beer, and admire my Velvet Headliner. lol

Hope this has been helpful!

Now stick this in the How-to section and be done with the Oh Shit Handle questions!!!
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Sweet, thanks for posting.
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awesome write up
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