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Customs Alternatives to Shaved Door Handles

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rot 'n Kustom, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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    48stude
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    Here is a pic of the door handles I made for my Chevy truck. I patterned them after an late seventies ,early eighties Dodge Omni . They're located at the very bottom of the door and they're cable actuated. Bill
     

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  2. mdfoxw2001
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
    Posts: 7

    mdfoxw2001
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    from Georgia

    I saw this thread, though older, and wanted some input. The blade type handles that were used on the 50's Chrysler show cars were a nice touch. I am working on a 1955 U.S. Fiberglass Mark-II, search forgottenfiberglass.com, and am planning to fabricate similar handles in stainless for the car. I have searched quite a bit on the internet and these things are hard to find. I found a set in Italy a while back, but too high for me sight unseen. If these handles work as well in person as they do on paper, I might consider making more. I have included some renderings. Has anybody seen a handle like this available recently? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
     

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  3. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,510

    Anderson
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    '55 Desoto....
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  4. Harris
    Joined: Feb 15, 2007
    Posts: 863

    Harris
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    Love that Desoto handle - I too am looking for a mechanical replacement for my door handles! Thought about the Lincoln push buttons, but not sure how they'd look.
     
  5. mdfoxw2001
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
    Posts: 7

    mdfoxw2001
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    from Georgia

    I like the DeSoto handle as well. I think the blade style will work better for my car. The Mark-II was sold as a fiberglass shell. The builder had to figure out the rest. This meant that there was no specific way to finish it. I am doing a vintage build using a 1953 ford chassis. It will have a 54 Mercury flathead in it, Canadian that is.
     

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