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Shaved door handles keep interior handles?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by goldtele, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. goldtele
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 118



    I just shaved the door handles on my 57 Ranch Wagon and was wondering if you guys leave the interior handles or take them off as well?

  2. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,096

    Tin Can

    I leave mine on
  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,017

    Jalopy Joker

    always good to have a way out - left interior handles on with electric door openers when outside, with door poppers
  4. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,881

    Special Ed

    You NEED the interior handles. Leave them...

  5. No take them off, you won't ever want to get out of the car, if you ever loose power you can wait for someone to fix it. Lol.

    Better leave them right?
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  6. goldtele
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 118


    Great, That's what I was thinking but thought I'd ask. Thanks!!!
  7. 50flathead
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,106

    from Iowa, USA

    I shaved the handles inside and out on a rod project once. After driving it several hundred miles it occured to me that I had no way out of the car in the event of an emergency. Interior handles were promptly installed. I don't like shaved handles anymore.
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    Keep the handles. Ditch the door lock knob. I mean really. What is it for?
  9. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,437

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    To keep the bats out of course. This is bat country.
  10. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    Locked doors with no handles. You can never be too safe. P.S. don't tell him about the bats. It will only make it worse
  11. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,257


    What i do is convert the door lock to become a mechanical door openor - push down and have it open the door. Then you can get rid of the inside handles.
    I machine a piece of stainless steel rod that replaces the original door lock and turn a rounded nose on it, let it stick up about same height as the door lock, give it a tidy little polish and they look and work great - esp getting in with the window down, just put your hand over the window sill on top of the openor and the door pops open like magic.
  12. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

    junk yard kid

    Funny story my buddy was redoing his interior and him and another buddy decided to drive the car around the my track. As they were coming up the back straightaway the mechanical water temp sender line arked on the fuse block starting a fire. So they went to jump out but there was no door handles or window roller upperer. So the passenger kicked the window out as the cabin was filling up with smoke. Funny stuff.
  13. PORKCHOP76
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 548

    from iowa

    keep the inside door handles and get rid of the door lock knob.
  14. bowtie40
    Joined: Apr 8, 2010
    Posts: 197


    First of all, I don't recommend removing inside door handles. With that said, always have a plan to open the door, should you be outside the car with a dead battery. I used a long cable with a knob that I placed between the grill bars, running back thru the firewall, and following the wires for the solinoid into the door, leading to the point where the solinoid opens the latch. Plus a electrical jack to jump the car, under my running board. hope that helps. Bowtie40
  15. Kinda hard to get out of the car with no inside handles. Even if you rig up some other way to open them, every other car you touch has an inside handle and you're going to be fumbling around for how to open the damn thing the first 100, 150 times you go to get out of it.
  16. I run interior door handles, they are handy.
  17. Keep the inside handles....You will thank me.
    While we are talking about shaving the outside handles......Make damn sure you install some sort of non-electric, pull cable release for the door(s) that you can reach easily and get all of the selonoids, locks, strikers, hinges and doors adjusted properly BEFORE you shave the handles. Having to make all that shit work well (consistantly) may just make you leave the outside handles on......Good Luck!
  18. ricktard
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 152

    from spokane

  19. fts55
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 580

    from guthrie ok

  20. fts55
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 580

    from guthrie ok

    I usually shave the brake pedal also.
  21. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    Don't lock yourself in your car you might need to get away from yourself lol :p
  22. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,099

    Lone Star Mopar

    Excellent point, makes no sense to spend all that time setting it all up on a sagging ass door!
  23. Leave them on or
    weld the Doors up and make like the
    Duke's of Hazzard with No Windows that way you can
    just jump in or out!

    just my 3.5 cents
  24. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    No man
    Cut em off

    Darwin is looking for his next award winner:rolleyes:
  25. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 496


    You guy's are killin me tonight,I can't stop laughin between this and the firewall post !

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