|The old woven core can be seen under the gray, leather over-rap.
I had the original interior replaced in 2001.
The metal end attachment pulled out of the old core because of dry rot.
|The shiny metal piece at the lower end of the gray over-rap is just to illustrate it's original position.|
|A closer look The rusty old metal terminal had to be cut off of the shiny metal termination piece with a hacksaw.|
|The over-rap was completely removed. The blue cover is part of the new interior and will be used to cover the repaired handle.|
|The missing access handle. It's a required item.|
|I stopped at Tractor Supply and bought a foot of chain and a
couple of couplings. Trim the chain to the desired length,
including the couplers, and attach to the original metal
The leather over-rap would have been nice but I couldn't get the blue cover over the assembly with the over-rap installed.
|I slipped the blue cover over the chain and glued in place. Works like new! I can feel the chain when grabbing the handle but it's comfortable and solid. And a cheap fix!!!|