Hit my head on handle in Prado

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 15:28
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Hi All
I have a problem with our new (to us) Prado. When I drive through a decent bump the grab handle near my head on the drivers side sneaks over and gives me a good smack above the lug hole. this can only happen so many times before the handle is damaged beyond repair. Can anyone suggest something to cover up the holes after I take it off? Is there a factory cover like the 79 series cruisers have?

Cheers Big Nick
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Reply By: Member - Donks1 (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 16:26

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 16:26
Part No. 74612-13010-B1 should do the trick

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick T (WA) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 16:58

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 16:58
Hi Donks
I asume this is a cover?



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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 18:38

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 18:38
Nah.........its a helmut........lol.


Cheers......Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Donks1 (NSW) - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 07:31

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 07:31
Yeh thats the blanking plug used in the rear of povity packs

Steve
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 19:02

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 19:02
Put your seatbelt on

Im tall and head never gets near grab handle on the croozer.

LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick T (WA) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 19:45

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 19:45
G'Day Graham
There is a vast difference between headroom above and to the side between the 100 series and the Prado when you are 6 foot 5". I don't have a problem with my other real cruisers.

Cheers Big Nick
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 19:04

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 19:04
Gooday Nick,
how about looking at from the grab handle's perspective.... permanently fixed in place, minding it's own business.... and this "large nong" comes along and smacks it around... Poor grab handle..... lol...!
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick T (WA) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 19:51

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 19:51
G'Day Fred
This is my problem, if I keep smacking it with my scone I will eventually stuff up the handle. Its lucky it hits me in the head otherwise it could easily do me some damage.

Cheers Big Nick
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Reply By: Fatso - Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 21:34

Sunday, Jan 03, 2010 at 21:34
I used to have this problem in Falcons. Seeing as how I used to do 80,000 k in built up areas per year I was quite concerned as to what would happen in a collision.
It is a big potential for brain damage.
Another one a lot of people aren't aware of is the post in the middle of the car & the bolt holding the seatbelt to it.
You should always position your seat so your head is not beside the post & position the slide adjuster for your seatbelt away from your head height.
Better still, get side impact air bags.
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Reply By: j100 - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 15:15

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 15:15
Nick

Had the same problem
Removed the handle(2 screws)
Found washer large enough to cover the holes and replace the screws
Put handle in safe place where you won't look when it's time to sell

Hope it helps

Jaap
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