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58 Desoto Door Handle Removal
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69rrgrabber
Posted 2018-11-25 9:03 PM (#574111)
Subject: 58 Desoto Door Handle Removal


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Hello everyone. I was trying to remove my door panel on my 58 Desoto Firedome but couldn't remove the window crank or the door handle. I was using a 60s 70s style handle removal tool without luck. Any advice? The repair manual shows a special removal tool. If that's the only way, where can I find one? Thanks Carl
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ronbo97
Posted 2018-11-25 9:22 PM (#574114 - in reply to #574111)
Subject: RE: 58 Desoto Door Handle Removal


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The KD-435 door handle remover shows up on ebay frequently. 50-65 dollar range. You can also have a tool made up from scratch, which will kind-of work, but not as good as the tool.

Do a search of this forum for 'door handle removal', and you'll find dozens of threads on this topic.

Ron

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56D500boy
Posted 2018-11-25 11:57 PM (#574120 - in reply to #574111)
Subject: RE: 58 Desoto Door Handle Removal



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69rrgrabber - 2018-11-25 9:03 PM

Hello everyone. I was trying to remove my door panel on my 58 Desoto Firedome but couldn't remove the window crank or the door handle. I was using a 60s 70s style handle removal tool without luck. Any advice? The repair manual shows a special removal tool. If that's the only way, where can I find one? Thanks Carl


This thread has the hints you need, both with and without the special KD-435 tool.

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=9023&p...

For example:

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-11-26 8:37 AM (#574134 - in reply to #574111)
Subject: Re: 58 Desoto Door Handle Removal


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screw drivers work fine. bend a flat head slightly if you want to make that tool. Its that easy.

or a butter knife.  the issue is you need to put pressure on the opposite side also as you release the clip and that is what makes it pop off.

 

https://youtu.be/sorlPtAIlSs?t=431

 

 



Edited by mikes2nd 2018-11-26 8:45 AM
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69rrgrabber
Posted 2018-11-26 10:04 AM (#574141 - in reply to #574111)
Subject: Re: 58 Desoto Door Handle Removal


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Thanks guys, I will give it a try and report back. Thanks, Carl
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