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bart40 12-17-2014 08:04 AM

Removing door handles from a 40
 

I need to remove the outside door handles and key holes from my 40. (It's a 4 door so I've got a few) I've done some staring at it but haven't figured it out. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Kurt in NJ 12-17-2014 09:07 AM

Re: Removing door handles from a 40
 

turn them like opening the door, wiggle and pull--after the screws are out

there is a set screw in from the side for the lock cylinder

Kube 12-17-2014 09:35 AM

Re: Removing door handles from a 40
 

You do not need to remove the lock to remove a handle. You do need to remove the screw (it's in the door jamb) though. Then, simply pull it out.
The lock cylinders can be a test in patience if the set screw is rusted in. the screw is a #8 if I recall correctly. Being that small and threaded deeply in to a sheet metal "sheath", well, if it is rusted, think "lots of patience". I typically will remove the door panel and heat the threaded "sheath" and slowly twist the set screw back and forth to remove it.
Authentic set screws had a slotted head which makes this task even more of a challenge.

TJ 12-17-2014 10:23 AM

Re: Removing door handles from a 40
 

If you are not interested in authenticity replace the set screws with an allen head set screw.

bart40 12-17-2014 06:12 PM

Re: Removing door handles from a 40
 

Thanks all! It worked.


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