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11/10/16 10:00pm - Original Message: 'What is the trick to installing the inside door handle??'
BillHanna
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Cana, VA - USA

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1975 Stingray

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I've managed this before, but now I just can't get the door handle to slide over the mount.  Is there a trick to getting the mechanism open in order to slide the handle over it?
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11/11/16 2:31am - Reply: 'Re: What is the trick to installing the inside door handle??'
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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Put the spring clip on just enough to hold it but not so far that it drops into the slots.  I suspect that it has dropped down into the slots which will prevents the handle from going on the shaft.

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11/11/16 8:21am - Reply: 'Re: What is the trick to installing the inside door handle??'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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Oh the door handles,  Let me see I do believe a lot of foul language would be involved, whether it helps has not yet been determined.

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11/11/16 1:55pm - Reply: 'Re: What is the trick to installing the inside door handle??'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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 Loop a coat hanger(or similar) around the door latch end, and pull outward. Then you can slide the handle on, and remove the wire/rope. Thumbs Up

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11/11/16 3:43pm - Reply: 'Re: What is the trick to installing the inside door handle??'
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Okay, I managed to get it on today.  I have to wonder how the factory managed some of these issues. . .
Thanks for the comments.



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11/11/16 5:44pm - Reply: 'Re: What is the trick to installing the inside door handle??'
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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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I just realized that I was thinking of the window crank, not the door handle. I remember doing it, just not how.    Wink

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