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Old 12-17-2014, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:07 AM   #2
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Default 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
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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.
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If you are not interested in authenticity replace the set screws with an allen head set screw.
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Thanks all! It worked.
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