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Leaburn Patey

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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2008, 04:51:01 PM »

Matt,the BoaB's handles work beautifully.But they are badly pitted.They will clash with the fresh paint and NOS trim I have collected. Yes,the beer is going down well in this heat!! LOL UUrrp!
Yes,the rod has a bend in it to clear the glass.Also the rear door latch is positioned higher in the door jam when compared to the front door..
This makes  the latch closer to the door handle so rods and clips were not used.
CBarge2008-06-08 21:53:18
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2008, 03:51:46 AM »

What would it have cost to re-chrome the  originals? Might have been worth it even if more pricey.

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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2008, 08:14:43 AM »

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What would it have cost to re-chrome the  originals? Might have been worth it even if more pricey.
 
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2008, 11:50:23 AM »

Why spend $$ on rechroming when you can spend ten minutes on each repro handle doing the swap?
This is one good example of Mopar's engineering and interchagability. 
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2008, 02:30:49 AM »

Are the repro's made for Mopar? My experience is that the quality is
invariably lower, 'course with BOAB keeping price down is the goal so
maybe that's acceptable. I always go with original Mopar when at all
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2008, 11:12:50 AM »

The handles are licenced by Chrysler for reproduction.You can get them at your local dealer.
I did locate NOS rear door handles but could not justify the asking price.
I did the swap and nobody seems to really notice the difference unless I pointed it out.The real difference is in he way the handle works for the rear doors.
I had already spent too much on NOS trim.However,reason being that there is no new trim for my make and model,and I am trying to make the car looks its best..
If I can get a  better value (not price) regardless if it is NOS or repro,I will get it. 
It is caveat emptor in the world of NOS.
I bought a gas cap that was supposedly NOS.It was used.
I had seen other NOS schtuff have shelf wear or damage to it.
Some NOS was defective -or a warrranty claim that never got processed and sat in the dealership for a long time,then some vendor buys up the place.it then gets sold to a schmuck like me.
But that's a chance we all take. .

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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2012, 02:26:16 PM »


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I didn't have that problem with the repros I got
 
Blame it on the rising price of Molson.  Lea had to cut a corner somewhere to maintain his "budget" status.  "BUUUUURP".....
 
Seriously, I only ever had to replace one door handles on a C.  I bought it from the Chrysler dealer as my used ones were just as sloppy and I didn't trust them.  I floored the partz guy when I simply gave him the OE part number to order the handle.  $15 and 24-hours later the LF door of my Polara was as good as new!  (aaand I didn't have to enter the car through the passenger door)  The same door handle fit a '92 Dodge truck!
 
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hi there  just want to ask for a help of removing the door handles. and thanks for the tip on where to order one. :)


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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2012, 05:21:27 PM »

Typically removing the inner door panel and gaining access to the two bolts the handle fastens to the door.
Of course you have to unhook and re-hook the rod going to the button.
Not sure which car you are working on,but refer to a shop manual if needed.
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2012, 09:43:33 AM »

You think NOS handles for the Barge are bad... a FL buddy just sold a
door handle for '57-59 Mopar (the pull out type) for $900!!  AND
he tells me he's seen them go for 1500!!!!!  Jeezum!!

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