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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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My door handles never quite worked right.  The passenger side handle binds and won't open from inside unless I slam it with the palm of my hand while holding the inside handle up.  I think the only thing wrong is that the two screws I use to hold the handle on are too long.  I will test that theory today.  I am learning that the little things can make a big difference.

And the driver side double torsion spring had broken and a spring mount was missing so I made a new spring since they cost between $35 and $75 and I welded in a new spring mount.  The door handle works fine now. 



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Correction, it works but the springs are old and too weak so I ordered new springs from Dixie for about $15 total. From anywhere else was crazy for shipping.

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I got the springs from Dixie. I think this should be the fix. I considered Bear Claws but I prefer original restoration where I can. Especially since there isn't much of the 29 left.

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