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pre a KNOBS

#1 Post by paul vantol » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:53 pm

I came across an ad on Samba from Gary Constantine of Brezelwerks re pre a knobs. Tried emailing him at the ad site: brezlwerks@verizon.net
Came back as undelivered.

Is Gary still in business or does anyone know of another source for knobs? I have a 1953 cab and need trunk and hood release knobs.
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#2 Post by Jan Kolm » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:02 pm

Paul,

You need to read Gary's ad carefully: PayPal payments go to brezelwerks@verizon.net Questions/correspondence go to brezelwerks@yahoo.com
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#3 Post by Steve Harrison » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:13 pm

Gary can be in and out a lot.
Sometimes he’s making stuff,..sometimes not.
He takes long breaks at times so don’t be surprised if you can’t get him with email. Just depends.
Once I got him on the phone about seven years ago and we had a long very interesting conversation,...talked for over an hour. Turns out I am one of the few folks who actually have been able to talk to him. Super nice guy,...but I think he gets a little overwhelmed with the orders. He’s a small operation.

As for knobs, I’d try Adam at Unobtanium. Sometimes he’s got small stuff like knobs around. You just have to catch him when he’s in the shop so he can check the shelves.

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#4 Post by paul vantol » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:41 am

as always, thanks for the good advice. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
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#5 Post by Rick Albro » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:41 pm

Paul,
I have made a couple of these I usually make them a few inches long and allow you to trim to the ideal length. I do the three sided crimp and use the right size of harden wire for the pull. I have an original to exactly copy all dimensions as needed.
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#6 Post by Steve Harrison » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:45 pm

Hey Rick,
Cool,..I didn’t know you were doing those.
Weren’t you working on the inner cylinders for the Pre A square door handles a few years ago?
Casting, and working out the bugs in your process, as I recall.
How did that go? I’ve been out of the loop for a while, but I’m pretty sure I remember you doing that.

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#7 Post by Rick Albro » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:46 pm

Thanks Steve! I have learned a great deal about casting metal parts by casting plastic parts first. I can make all the parts of the early square door handles now. From time to time I take on projects that move me forward with my own car. If I have to make one part I can just as easy make a few more. I am working on all of the pre A dash components. I make what I am missing and cannot find. I was certainly inspired a few years back reading about your restoration efforts and that you actually finished. I remember one image of your dog through the headlight opening, A work companion is always helpful! Keep the faith!
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#8 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:38 pm

Hey Rick,

do you stock pre A knobs? I need a few blanks and an H (and an S?) for my 52....
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#9 Post by Steve Harrison » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:58 pm

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#10 Post by Spencer Harris » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:15 am

Steve Harrison wrote:Weren’t you working on the inner cylinders for the Pre A square door handles a few years ago?
Casting, and working out the bugs in your process, as I recall. How did that go? I’ve been out of the loop for a while, but I’m pretty sure I remember you doing that.
Rick is way too modest Steve. He has mastered the art of turning square-handle rags to square-handle, eye popping beauty!
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