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SunSoaked 01-07-2020 10:52 PM

A-pillar grab handles
 
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So my wife always complains about not having anything to grab onto when getting into my K20. I have searched to no avail for a solution that was easy to install. There simply isn't any solutions for the squarebodies that I could find.

So- I made my own. I will state upfront that I own a tubing bender, nutsert kit, mig welder and tap/die set.

I used some 1 inch, .095 tubing and two 5/16 course thread nutserts per side.

I had to make a "boss" out of 1/4 steel with a 5/16 hole that I tapped with threads and welded to the A-pillar. The A-pillar metal is at an odd angle to the window glass and the pillar isn't deep enough for a nutsert.

Hopefully the pics tell the story. The handle is super solid and functional. Two bolts and it's installed. I placed it so that it virtually disappears behind the A-pillar from the driver/passenger perspective.

My wife loves it's utility but commented that it looked a little "homemade".

Well, I happen to like them. They are simple, effective and cheap.

farmall 01-08-2020 12:34 AM

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Bandit130 01-08-2020 11:22 PM

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Good job. My wife says the same thing. "no grab handles". Have to help her in. I don't let her ride if at all possible....LOL. :bann:

cadillac_al 01-09-2020 06:36 AM

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It looks good for the intended purpose. It may solve one problem and create another problem. It looks like a head knocker to me. It scares me the same way a roll cage in a street car scares me. I would have went with a leather/pleather/vinyl Oh **** handle fastened to the roof. I hate to be negative though so I hope it works out for you.

SunSoaked 01-09-2020 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by cadillac_al (Post 8656897)
It looks good for the intended purpose. It may solve one problem and create another problem. It looks like a head knocker to me. It scares me the same way a roll cage in a street car scares me. I would have went with a leather/pleather/vinyl Oh **** handle fastened to the roof. I hate to be negative though so I hope it works out for you.

For some I suppose.

RedBed 01-09-2020 03:18 PM

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I love DIY stuff like this. Nice solution. Happy wife, (possibly) happy life... :lol:

57NAPCO 01-11-2020 08:47 AM

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I like it, it is something that is needed on our trucks. My wife would dig it, itís hard for her to climb in.
Send me one :lol:


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