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J-B Weld window crank knob

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 41 C28, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
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    Here is the primitive but effective way I made a replacement window crank knob for my 41 Chrysler Windsor. First I used some simple modeling clay and made a knob that looked close to the originals on the other windows. I don't know how exact it is because the car is over in a store and lock so I just made the model from memory. Have owned the car since 1974.
    Next I made a mold from plaster of Paris. A 2 piece mold with a top and a bottom. Then I simply filled the mold with good ole "J-B Weld".
    After the J-B weld had fully cured. I just removed the new knob from the plaster mold.
    A little dressing up with a file and some sand paper and drilling a hole in the new piece (pilot hole first) .
    I now have a window crank knob that is 100% better than I had before. Since I didn't have one at all.
    I may try to duplicate the the "marble look" on it as the original knobs and the the car's interior plastic parts have.
    I'm sure there are better ways of doing this but I worked with what I had.
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  2. chaos10meter
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    from PA.

    Thats using the old noggin.
    Good job
     
  3. Dane
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    from Soquel, CA

    The world needs JB Weld! Nice fix... :cool:
     
  4. tfeverfred
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    That's pretty cool!
     

  5. Thats using the head for something besides a "hat rack"!
     
  6. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
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    nice! im about to use JB weld on the cracks on my steering wheel
     
  7. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    from Dublin, OH

    Tah Dah!
    Innovation at it's best!
     
  8. Hdonlybob
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    Now THAT is what I call being creative ..
    Great job !
    Cheers......
     
  9. n847
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  10. crzymoe
    Joined: Jul 9, 2012
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    from TN


    ^^GENIUS!!! I was wondering how on Earth am I going to replace or fix my steering wheel...NOW I KNOW!
     
  11. Don't. It has no flew. It will crack. I know.
    You need a poly type filler.
     
  12. Midget25
    Joined: May 2, 2012
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    Another use for JB Weld, great idea.
     
  13. I have two steering wheels fixed with J B Weld,,,been over 10 years and no cracks yet...Maybe you didnt do yours right.
     

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