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How do you install outside handle return springs.
#109132 Sat Jul 10 2004 01:13 AM
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Ok, I just received some coil springs for my 1940 chevy 1/2 ton oustide door handles.

How are they installed? Any photos would be great too.

Thank you for all that reply.

mark

Re: How do you install outside handle return springs.
#109133 Sun Jul 18 2004 02:47 PM
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If anyone has a photo or website that has a photo. Or description, please and thank you.

Mark

Re: How do you install outside handle return springs.
#109134 Sun Jul 18 2004 07:31 PM
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Well, I did one side on the '51 GMC I had..........It was not a fun job, but it sure was nice not too have a "droopy" door handle anymore!

Where is Barry Weeks when we need him? He was the Art-Deco Guru...........Maybe Ken knows??


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Re: How do you install outside handle return springs.
#109135 Sun Jul 18 2004 08:23 PM
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Well, How did you do it???
Mark

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#109136 Sun Jul 18 2004 09:21 PM
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I'm not sure it would be relevant to your '40........I don't know how much different they are.

I just rolled the window all the way down. Removed the inside window trim. Remove inside door panel. Reached in and removed broken spring with "vise-grip" pliers.
Installing the new one is tricky, because of th tension you have to work against and there is very little room to work. Once again, the needle nose vice grips saved me.
I also found that the "repop" spring was wound tighter that the stock one, so itr took a little muscle to get into place.
I had some pix, but they were lost when my computer died a week and a half ago. No, nothing backed up, sorry.


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Re: How do you install outside handle return springs.
#109137 Mon Jul 19 2004 03:46 AM
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Mine does not have any original springs so I have nothing to go on. The search continues...LOL.

Thanks for your reply.

mark

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#109138 Sun Aug 01 2004 09:46 PM
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Does anyone know how this complex device is installed?

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#109139 Wed Aug 11 2004 03:51 AM
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Does anyone know how these are installed???

Re: How do you install outside handle return springs.
#109140 Wed Aug 11 2004 04:15 PM
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golden- I think my 46 in just about like your 40 so I may be able to help. It's been a long time since I have looked at my door latches but if I remember right it isn't that hard to install. There is a left and a right spring so you have to have them on the correct side.

Tell what I'll do, rather than try to explain from memory I'll pull my latches out of the box and take a couple of pictures to email you. Give me a day or two and I'll send something out to you.

George

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#109141 Wed Aug 11 2004 09:09 PM
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46forme,

Thank you very much, look forward to your help.

Mark

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