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dodge59
Posted 2020-04-19 12:24 PM (#597077)
Subject: mousetrap" spring in the outer door handle



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what are you guys using  to replace the rivets in the outer door handles.  I need to replace the tension spring in the door handle and  install a longer drop down  rod arm  from another door handle . both have rivets in them, I was thinking of drilling the rivets out and using machine bolts with lock jam  nuts . hoping the rivers don't have a stepped shoulder on them. sugestions Please !



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brdtee
Posted 2020-04-19 5:35 PM (#597093 - in reply to #597077)
Subject: Re: mousetrap" spring in the outer door handle



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I had the rivets replaced by metal bars machined at a local workshop and then drilled a hole on the tail and put a small pin in it to keep it in place.
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57chizler
Posted 2020-04-21 2:56 PM (#597190 - in reply to #597077)
Subject: RE: mousetrap" spring in the outer door handle



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I grind off the peened over heads on the inside then drill straight through the pin and tap for a 8-32 screw. A screw with a thin head is installed from the inside out. In some installations a screw/nut won't fit through the opening in the door.
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dodge59
Posted 2020-04-21 3:07 PM (#597192 - in reply to #597190)
Subject: RE: mousetrap" spring in the outer door handle



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57chizler - 2020-04-21 1:56 PM I grind off the peened over heads on the inside then drill straight through the pin and tap for a 8-32 screw. A screw with a thin head is installed from the inside out. In some installations a screw/nut won't fit through the opening in the door.

That is exactly what I did  !

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