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Oscar73



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PostSubject: Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors?   Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 10, 2020 4:57 pm

I was looking at some of the window roller replacement thread, and was pleasantly surprised to find that while the Roadmaster doors have no internal armrest supports, the Caprice does.

The pull straps are fine for opening and closing the door, but I'm a double amputee, and need a little more support entering and exiting. I picked up some 2 inch angle iron with the idea of cutting a section to bolt to the door panel.

But then I saw the Caprice armrest supports. Anybody every try putting a set on the Roadmaster doors?
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Fred Kiehl

Fred Kiehl

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PostSubject: Re: Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors?   Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 10, 2020 10:09 pm

I believe they are too "deep" to fit under the arm rest of the RM. The angle iron/steel would probably work better. Either way you are doing a custom install.
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors?   Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 11, 2020 2:58 pm

I was just looking for something lighter than the angle iron would be, plus the Caprice armrest supports have stiffening ribs stamped in. They could always be cut down and rewelded. I have a welder...but I also picked up a couple of S10 armrest supports which are only about 5 inches long. They bolt to the door with a couple of 10 mm bolts. Easy enough to install a couple of nutserts and see if they work. I always knew thus would be a custom deal, that doesn't faze me...my car is far from factory anyways with the amount of drywall screws I've found holding things together! There oughta be a law!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors?   Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 11, 2020 5:19 pm

It really is a sacrilege to attach parts with drywall screws.
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Oscar73



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PostSubject: Re: Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors?   Caprice armest supports on Roadmaster doors? Icon_minitimeWed Sep 09, 2020 1:56 am

Picked up some sheet steel today to see about armrest supports. I'm going to have to bridge that gap where all the locking rods and window mechanisms reside, as it appears, the supports will have to go under the rear portion of the armrests, behind the window/seat/mirror panel.

I'll take pictures.
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