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Thread: 356 window crank handle onto a 911 door?

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    356 window crank handle onto a 911 door?

    Im contemplating swapping a 356 window crank handle for the stock 911 crank on a lightly modified door card. Anybody tried this before or know if the 356 handle will fit on the 911 shaft? Im aware the 911 has a screw in the center vs the set screw of the 356. Im hoping the set screw will suffice to stay on.

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    anyone?
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    I remember seeing a '69 911T that had this done to it at the Parade in the Poconos last year. However, I have no idea how the handle or winder was modified (if at all). The owner called his car 'Creative Chaos' and was featured in Excellence magazine about a year and a half ago.
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    The 356 doesn't have a set screw, it is a pin that captures a groove in the winder shaft.
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    Thanks fellas. Im interested in seeing the photos if you can find them. I could probably drill a hole in the winder shaft to accept either a pin or a set screw. I could thread the aftermarket 356 crank to accept a screw. I wonder the diameter difference between the 356 shaft vs 911.

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    For 30 bucks you could buy a repro crank and experiment.
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    For anyone interested, thanks to Orange71S, I was able to speak to the owner/designer of Creative Chaos and found that the 356 crank matches the splines on the 911 shaft which is an important part of being able to do this. He center drilled his and attached much as the 911 crank is attached. Torch, now Im willing to spend the $30 for the aftermarket crank.

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    Here ya go, I have them on my 73.
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    Here's a pic of the handle (OEM) with the plastic cover removed.
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    Tim, it looks like you have a 356 door opening handle on this 911 door. Of course you have a 911 window crank too. Given the 911 door opening lever pulls and does not appear to rotate, how does the 356 handle perform that function? I havent disassembled my door yet. Im just lining up my ducks first.

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