Author Topic: Exterior Door Handle push button rod length  (Read 926 times)

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Exterior Door Handle push button rod length
« on: June 28, 2013, 06:13:16 AM »
  I just had a friend tell me this weekend that the rod on the Push Button on Repop Door Handles is longer than originals.  I hadn't heard this before.  He pushed the button to open the door on my car, and knew right off it had Repop Door handles.  The button engages right away on Repops.  He said to fix the problem you need to take the Door Handle back off and cut about 1/4 in. off of the rod.  I locked myself out of my car once last fall and suspect this was the problem.  I have since learned, if I lock the Doors with the key from the outside, then I can also unlock it without issue. 
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Re: Exterior Door Handle push button rod length
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 06:18:42 PM »
When i changed mine for repro models from classic industries, i had to shorter them ..they where longer than the originals from about 5mm.
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Re: Exterior Door Handle push button rod length
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 09:11:55 PM »
On an unrestored 69 Z, before I sent my handles off to be plated, I measured from the top of the button to the end of the shaft and it was approx 3-1/8" (79 mm).



I then took the button off the shaft.  It was press-fit on there.



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Re: Exterior Door Handle push button rod length
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 03:14:14 AM »
 How much did it cost to have originals rechromed ?

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Re: Exterior Door Handle push button rod length
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 10:34:05 AM »
How much did it cost to have originals rechromed ?
I have the info at work.  I'll post it up on Monday.

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Re: Exterior Door Handle push button rod length
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 03:03:14 PM »
How much did it cost to have originals rechromed ?

It was $300.98.  They did a great job on the handles and buttons.

ADVANCED PLATING INC.
1425 COWAN COURT
NASHVILLE, TN 37207
(615) 227-6900 OR 227-6999
FAX (615) 262-7935
www.advancedplating.com

COMPLETION TIME APX 8-10 WEEKS

1969 CAMARO

OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLES CHROME 250.00
PROTECT THREADS
BUTTONS BELOW MUST FIT

DOOR HANDLE BUTTONS CHROME  48.00
STEMS NOT INCLUDED
MUST FIT DOOR HANDLES

WASTE TREATMENT CHG 1% WASTE CHG 2.98

Subtotal 300.98