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1969 outside door handle NOS
« on: January 17, 2013, 10:55:29 PM »
Just recieved an outer door handle for my '69. I bought it on =bay, part#3064224 it is a RH. Of course, I am dissappointed >:(. Live and learn, it is not like the original, too thin in the handle area. My question is how do I know it is even a GM part or a Chinese part put in a GM box? There is no part # cast into the backside. I thought that I had read the repro's did not have the right shape and that is why I needed to get NOS. I searched the forum and could not find any usable info. I must have read it on another site. I primarily just use this site as it is credible and has probably the most members interested in originality.
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Re: 1969 outside door handle NOS
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 02:30:07 AM »
It is probably a gm piece, but they changed the part in the early 80's. the originals are called "fat" handles. I put new ones on my 69 z-28 in 82 and got skinny handles. Luckily I saved the originals and have had them rechromed.
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Re: 1969 outside door handle NOS
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 07:25:20 PM »
I am in the same boat, I got lucky as I have a NOS set of fat handles
and I still have the OEMS which I plan to re-chrome...   :)


Does anyone know of a good place to have chrome work done? 

I am in CT where the environmental laws have resulted in closing
99% of the chrome shops...IMHO i.e.   :-\

PS it is the same for 68 Camaro's... they had the fat handles too..

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Re: 1969 outside door handle NOS
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 01:49:54 AM »
The chromer I've used the past 15 years is  A-1 Plating, 2009 Missouri Street  Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 381-6170.   Give them a call...
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Re: 1969 outside door handle NOS
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 07:08:04 AM »
http://www.camaros.net/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=52068&cat=8&date=1179953651

On team Camaro is this used OEM pair... 
i would think you can find these needing to be re chromed readily

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