Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

reinstall handbrake leather boot

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • reinstall handbrake leather boot

    Does anyone know how to reinstall the leather cover for the handbrake?
    i took it off to wash/clean it
    re-dyed the leather and applied some leather conditioner
    looks brand new
    but when i try to install it
    it stops the handbrake grip from going in all the way
    it just gets crimpled up
    does anyone know how its installed?
    or can someone take a pic of the joint between the grip and the leather?

    also how do you get the grip in all the way
    i tried with all my might to get it in, but it's still sticking out about 1"
    should i put something over and hammer it?

  • #2
    Mine just slides down and snaps into place. Then I muscle the handbrake grip on after...a little twisting with both hands to get it all the way down. No real trick except to just put it on with a little force.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by kmarei View Post
      Does anyone know how to reinstall the leather cover for the handbrake?
      i took it off to wash/clean it
      re-dyed the leather and applied some leather conditioner
      looks brand new
      but when i try to install it
      it stops the handbrake grip from going in all the way
      it just gets crimpled up
      does anyone know how its installed?
      or can someone take a pic of the joint between the grip and the leather?

      also how do you get the grip in all the way
      i tried with all my might to get it in, but it's still sticking out about 1"
      should i put something over and hammer it?
      I typically pull the plastic handle off the handbrake lever.
      Insert it into the handbrake leather cover (while the cover is turned inside out), and then press it through the opening a bit. Turn the cover right side out, and it's rolled on the handle as it should be. Now install it onto the metal handbrake lever as normal.

      Takes a bit more muscle, but seems to work for me.

      -C
      Chris L.

      Spray paint and tire shine doesn't equate to a "restoration!"

      Comment

      Working...
      X