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RC Window Crank Handles??

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Luna3, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Nov 22, 2015 at 3:41 AM
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    Luna3

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    I posted this sometime ago in a different sub, but no replies, so I thought I'd try here.

    I've been poking around the web without luck. I'm searching for aftermarket window crank handles...not OEM type, but "custom" billet style. Black!

    My 2014 regular cab has manual crank windows and fancy window crank handles would dress up the interior.

    Tons of stuff out there, Ebay especially, but nothing seems to fit. Any leads to offer?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2015 at 6:49 PM
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    I took a look...This part is not compatible with 2014 Toyota Tacoma Base Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door.
    They're held in place by set screws too. I confess I haven't removed a crank yet to see how many splines or what the diameter might be. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    I found some oem black ones from corolla that are identical to the gray ones in the Tacoma. I went with these to add some more black after doing the armrest recover mod with black leather. I didn't care for any of the faunky looking aftermarket ones.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2016 at 1:32 AM
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    That's a plan. I thought about taking them off and spraying them, but oem might be a better way to go. Any idea what year(s) Corolla?

    Yes, some of the aftermarket cranks are goofy looking, maybe even retro, but hey, that's me.

    My Wet Okole seat cover arrived yesterday, so the cranks are now a must.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2016 at 3:18 AM
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    IIRC, 1993-2002. Just make sure the textured areas and smooth areas match your oem ones. The "oem fit" ones do not match in this way, they are textured all over and the accent lines aren't the same as genuine oem. Small stuff I know but I was being particular and wanted the exact oem stuff in black. The handle part you hold is a tighter fit and smoother action than the "oem fit" ones. Also be aware that there are dark gray and black and if you end up getting one of each they won't match.....don't ask me how I know, lol.

    wet okole shot before armrest/crank/steering wheel swap.....



    closeup of black crank..........almost too black & glossy but OK in normal lighting. Dark gray was worse match.



    bad lighting door panel shot with black crank and armrest........



    2013 steering wheel.............

     
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    I wasn't bashing on the use of the aftermarket ones. I actually considered the ones linked above but didn't like the tiny roller part you hold, the length was questionable but mostly remembered how these type just seemed wobbly even with set screws compared to how the oems fit/worked. I had tried some aftermarket ones on my '82 and ended up going back with oem. I don't see much of a design change in the newer aftermarket ones as far as the use of the adapters and set scerws from the ones I tried on the old truck.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2016 at 4:12 AM
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    Here's a pic of the genuine oem dark gray.......not dark enough IMO............note the textured parts and the smooth center area and lines.

    [​IMG]
     
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    This is what I'm calling "oem fit"...not actual Toyota part but close. These would have been 2nd choice if I had not found the black genuine ones............

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 14, 2016 at 1:47 AM
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    Those pictures help. Not a fan of the texture...and as you say, too much gloss.

    Now I don't know, maybe spraying IS the way to go...
     

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