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Old 01-06-2019, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default 48 Door Handle which dosn't fit

The repo outer door handles do not go through the oval hole in the door skin. Do I grind the handle or the door skin?
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: 48 Door Handle which dosn't fit

Short answer: Never modify an original Ford to accommodate a repo part.
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:03 PM   #3
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Compare the replacement handles with the originals to be sure that they are, in fact, correct. You may have the wrong handles. The right ones don't require body modification. Getting incorrect parts is very common today. At our shop we fight that battle with parts places even for new vehicles. Parts men that know there stock are getting rare. We order from C&G because they actually know the parts. We dropped several suppliers because they habitually make mistakes.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:27 PM   #4
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I ground 1/16th off the top and bottom. Now they fit. Thanks guys.
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