The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1969 - 1972 Blazers and Jimmys Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2020, 08:08 PM   #1
Ptjsk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 451
Need Two Retainer Clips

Hello Guys,

This liftgate has to be one of the most time consuming projects of the entire rebuild!

I broke the original handle attempting to get it off.
I broke the little nib on the lockset tumbler, and of course this was after I had it re-keyed.
The original clips holding the rods in place were pretty much toast when I pulled them apart.

Now, I'm in dire need of the correct clips that hold the release rods into the back of the hatch handle.

I have attempted to adapt several other types of retainer clips (Carburetor, and door mechanism rods), to the rod and the handle mechanism, yet they fall off and will not hold them securely.

Does anybody have two of the correct clips they can part with? I'm more than willing to pay for them and to also pay for 2 day shipping!

I provided a picture to assist with what I'm referring too.

I'm almost to the point of removing them and drilling small holes for a cotter pin, but I don't really want to do it that way.

Especially concerned about the rods falling off when the liftgate is in the closed position. Then I would really be in a bind!

Thanks, Pat
Attached Images
 
Ptjsk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2020, 09:11 AM   #2
1rippen6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Greencastle PA
Posts: 6,104
Re: Need Two Retainer Clips

Door clips should work, there is 2 different clips in the doors, what I will call a right and left. The tab that holds the rings together will be on opposite sides. The only difference with the original is the tab holding the rings is straight. I haven't been able to find them new but the left and right can be purchased almost anywhere.
1rippen6 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2020, 12:29 PM   #3
SeventyOne
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Berkeley, Ca
Posts: 1,243
Re: Need Two Retainer Clips

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1rippen6 View Post
Door clips should work, there is 2 different clips in the doors, what I will call a right and left. The tab that holds the rings together will be on opposite sides. The only difference with the original is the tab holding the rings is straight. I haven't been able to find them new but the left and right can be purchased almost anywhere.
I agree - I used door clips on my hatch.
SeventyOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2020, 03:32 PM   #4
Ptjsk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 451
Re: Need Two Retainer Clips

Thanks Guys,

I went ahead with the door clips, but had to bend them a bit to get them straight.

It seems like all the one's I have been working with offset the rod. I know it's spring steel, and I broke a couple, but was able to work a few so that they would work.

Thanks,

Pat
Ptjsk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2020 67-72chevytrucks.com