Can early exterior door handles be made to fit late car?

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Can early exterior door handles be made to fit late car?

Postby Piledriver » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:37 am

Curious--- can the early handles be used on late doors (assuming not crazy mods?)

Late handles seem to be hard to get or in bad condition.
Early handles look much nicer IMHO and seem to be as common as fleas.
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Re: Can early exterior door handles be made to fit late car?

Postby kombi211 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:59 pm

i would think it could be done. being the doors are pretty much the same. I almost had to do that as well but finally found a early drivers door for my restore. I was thinking you might need the latch as well being the handle operates and locks a different way then the late handles
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Re: Can early exterior door handles be made to fit late car?

Postby Piledriver » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:05 am

Follow up---
I ended up finding a clean late handle set on TOS, and swapped over the cylinders, all locks with one key again.

...But it IS getting early wrap around front turn signals, as the late ones are fugly.
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