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Old 02-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Grab handle

I guess that's what it's called. It's the handle to the side of the door bolted to the outer skin, that you use to support yourself as you go into the AS. I have a very pitted handle, and would like to replace it with something of better condition. I have called most all the airstream supply places , and they all have them , but they are also all to small.
Mine is an over length of 11.25" with the bolt hole 10" o/c. Does anyone know where I might find a good one, or some other handle that will work.

It seems like me whole project is beginning to revolve around this. Can't finish up the lower siding until the handle is on. Can't put the front dinnete in until panel is on. ETC.
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Thanks guys I'm counting on you all.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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I looked at one that had a broken handle, thought I could get one made for it with some style to it. A small aluminum casting place could do it fairly easily. I wound up not buying the trailer so I am still looking and didnt have to get creative. P m me for the name of a small shop (He has helped the scouts with their metal working merit badge)here if you want it.

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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I wish I knew what this one was made of . It's a 66 Safari. It's not steel as it's non magnetic. I did call a chrome shop , but he thought it was some type of zinc alloy and it couldn't be plated. strange because it is already plated , but the chrome is bubbled and there are quite a few pits in the metal. Anyone have an idea of where or if these can be replated
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I wish I knew what this one was made of . It's a 66 Safari. It's not steel as it's non magnetic. I did call a chrome shop , but he thought it was some type of zinc alloy and it couldn't be plated. strange because it is already plated , but the chrome is bubbled and there are quite a few pits in the metal. Anyone have an idea of where or if these can be replated
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You might try boat supply dealers. I have the same problem and I found this site www.eddiemarine.com that has a handle with a 10" hole spacing and looks good.
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You got a photo of this handle?

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You might try boat supply dealers. I have the same problem and I found this site www.eddiemarine.com that has a handle with a 10" hole spacing and looks good.
http://www.eddiemarine.com/store/car...l&p=12225&c=26

This is the link to the handle with photo.
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It probably is a zinc alloy (pot metal, we usually call it) suitable for die casting.

It can be plated. You may have to try a couple of places. It isn't appreciably more difficult to plate than any other conductive material.
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I guess that's what it's called. It's the handle to the side of the door bolted to the outer skin, that you use to support yourself as you go into the AS. I have a very pitted handle, and would like to replace it with something of better condition. I have called most all the airstream supply places , and they all have them , but they are also all to small.
Mine is an over length of 11.25" with the bolt hole 10" o/c. Does anyone know where I might find a good one, or some other handle that will work.

It seems like me whole project is beginning to revolve around this. Can't finish up the lower siding until the handle is on. Can't put the front dinnete in until panel is on. ETC.
HELP!!
Thanks guys I'm counting on you all.
Barry
The current style "grab bar" while it's a slightly different size, will cover the holes from your present grab bar.

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