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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 07:55 AM
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I was thinking of shaving the door handles on my 78 chevy. there is a kit in summit for like $120 that comes with everything. I was wondering how hard it is to line everything up inside the door and filling in the holes what is the best method?? Marglass or have a body shop weld them up?? also if my battery goes dead will the doors still open with what little juice there is in the battery or do i need to jump it to get in??

MUDD_RAT: 1978 Chevy K-10 with dana 44 front, 12 bolt rear 350/350/203 running 15/39/15 Mickey Thompson Baja Belted
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2000, 07:18 AM
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just putting it back to the top no one has any help for me?????

MUDD_RAT: 1978 Chevy K-10 with dana 44 front, 12 bolt rear 350/350/203 running 15/39/15 Mickey Thompson Baja Belted
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2000, 10:43 AM
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Well, let's see here. The kit in Summit IS pretty nice. Keeps you from having to piece together solenoids, etc, etc, etc. The mechanics of it are pretty straight forward. Don't just glass over the holes. Remove all the handles and trace the openings... Find an old hood or body panel you're not using, transfer the tracings to the panel and cut away. Weldem' in place and skim 'em with filler. If you're shaving keyholes too, leave one in place and run the rod over to the door latch mech. That way if you ever have a dead battery or your keyless decides not to work, you can just stick your key in and pop the door open. There's a few pictures of my shaved 'Burb on my site if you wanna take a peek. No how-to or anything, but never the less.

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