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1960-64 Wagon Rear Assist Handles (grab handles)
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-05-22 2:29 AM (#598615)
Subject: 1960-64 Wagon Rear Assist Handles (grab handles)



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These are grab handles for a 1960 wagon. They fasten to the rear pillar and at the top of the roof. On my car, the top fastener is a Phillips head screw that goes into a nylon insert pressed into the roof. These other 1960 grab bars have a small carriage bolt with a tin nut inside the car. Both sets have the same casting number on them. The number on them doesn't match the parts book and the parts book shows a nut and bolt. It does list that there are 8 nuts required but the nut here is different than the ones that go on the three studs sticking through the pillar. I got an NOS set of handles for my wagon and they had the small screw hole like my originals.

They're supposed to be the same for all full-sized wagons from 1960-64. The set with the nuts came off a 1960 Plymouth Custom Suburban which interestingly didn't have a roof rack or third seat and appeared to be all original. All 1960 Chrysler wagons came standard with the grab bars. Optional on Dodge and Plymouth.





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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-05-28 11:19 PM (#598930 - in reply to #598615)
Subject: Re: 1960-64 Wagon Rear Assist Handles (grab handles)



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Here's another thing I noticed. The set that came off the 1960 Plymouth wagon have shorter studs in them than the ones on my Chrysler. Are the pillars thinner on a Plymouth? There aren't many extra threads sticking out on mine mounted to the car.





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