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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-28-2007, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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CJ Chrome Door Handle Removal & Installation

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I have my entire CJ passenger door taken apart except for the getting the chrome door handle out. I am fighting with looks like a toothed fastener and some spring looking clip. I need some wisdom on how to cleanly take this door handle out, But also, what will be the best way to put it back together. I am not a factory trained body person, or even close to thinking like one right now. HELP. My hands are not the smallest to get up inside of the door.

1985 CJ with a transplanted 94YJ 4.0L motor, T176 tranny, mainly stock otherwise. ><>
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It's removed by pounding it down... and that's not easy...
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Actually....it's real easy......
On that sawtoothed 'thingy' is a wire looking thing that almost looks like a cotter pin.....
One end of the wire is hitting against the teeth which prevents the wedge from sliding out....lift the end of the wire and it's easy to tap out the sawtoothed wedge.

BTW....since you are at this stage.....I would be willing to be that you also have a crack in the inside of the door right about where the vent window meets the roll up window....if you are going to be painting the door...then this is a good time to weld in an extra strip of steel to prevent cracks in the future.

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Take a look at this:

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Awesome you guys, Thanks. Leve, what is the best way to monochrome print your CJ Paddle Handles website for hardcopy notes I can take outside?

1985 CJ with a transplanted 94YJ 4.0L motor, T176 tranny, mainly stock otherwise. ><>
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Just copy what you want to print to a word processing file and print it out. That's what I do... I like laserjet prints, but heck.. print with what you have.

As for the programs, I use MS Word. But Open office, 995 PDF, and Primo PDF are all very good free additions to any computer that will help you produce a good paper archive.
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Thanks Leve,

I could not have figured it out without your drawings and text.

I too us MS Word, but can't get all the formatting right even after choosing all the different options in "paste special with .5" margins all the way around.

Coming back in multiple times, I was able to reread your site and get the paddles out. The passenger side was much easier that the drivers side.

Who's brand or vendor of door handles are the best? I would like replacement handles that are complete chrome not just the paddles. Maybe I am dreaming on this one Best Wishes

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The dealer has 'em...
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