Shaved Door Handles


The doorways are subsequent on the issues left to do on the 4105 Cadillac and the 41 door latches, handles and {hardware} weren’t in good situation or lacking components. After attempting to repair the unique latches (that didn’t work) I made a decision to put in after market latches.

Shaved Door Handles

 After performing some analysis I discovered made within the USA Bear Claw door latches at Dakota Digital and acquired a pair. I want 2 pair however solely received one to verify they’d work within the area within the 41 doorways.

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 The drivers door was marked and lower out the place the previous latch was.

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 The naked claw latch was tried within the cutout opening, and located that the glass channel was in the way in which.  The latch could not be eliminated with the window channel in the way in which, after the sting of the door was welded again into place.

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 The window channel was lower and a bit removes the place I might get a welder in.

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 I drilled and tapped the holes the place the spot welds have been on the backside of the channel then made a tab with a drilled and tapped gap on one facet and to be welded to the higher channel on the opposite so it may very well be eliminated later to get entry to the brand new latch.

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 With the detachable channel in place the latch was match and lower the place obligatory and a template made for the brand new sheet metallic.

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 The brand new sheet metallic was lower out and bent on my small sheet metallic brake with holes drilled to suit the latch.

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 The brand new piece was floor to suit the opening then welded in place.

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 The brand new latch lined the previous door deal with gap so it couldn’t be used and it was welded closed together with the important thing lock opening.

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 That is the brand new latch meeting welded in and floor with the door submit bolt opening lower.

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 The door submit was drilled and tapped for the brand new 7/16 thread latch bolt

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 The passenger facet door went just about the identical approach as the motive force facet with a couple of adjustments, as I now had some “studying curve”‘ with the window channel being altered and the brand new latch being notched to suit again additional into the door.

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 I discovered that the door submit bolts, or latch bolts, wanted to be adjusted to suit the brand new latches and made a small channel with drilled & tapped sq. nuts and over sized bolt holes.

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 With the rear door hinge eliminated I might get to the entrance submit latch bolt to put in the adjustable nut & channel.

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 The adjustable nut was put in then a brand new sheet metallic piece lower to suit the place the submit had been lower out.

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 The brand new latches needed to be put in with the discharge lever on the underside and would wish two holes one for the within deal with and one for the brand new electrical solenoid cable that I had determined to make use of as a substitute of an outdoor deal with. A tab was lower & drilled then welded to the prevailing launch lever.

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 The brand new adjustable submit latch bolt in place with the brand new sheet metallic welded in.

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 The brand new passenger facet door latch put in with just a little extra clear up required.

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 The proper rear door had been eliminated to get entry to the submit and I lower & match the brand new latch and sheet metallic whereas it was on the cart.

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 It was simpler to weld and end.

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 A brand new sheet metallic cowl was fabricated with the adjustable submit bolt welded to it then put in.

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That is the electrical door launch package I bought for 4 doorways with distant entry, solenoids, mounting {hardware},  door poppers and wiring.

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 I discovered push buttons the have been the identical measurement because the previous door deal with holes and would match flush with the skin of the automobile door then match thick washers to them to be welded to the within of the door.

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 The thick washers have been welded to the within of the door gap that could be a little bigger to permit the button to be flush mounted.

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 Button & washer meeting put in (view contained in the door).

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 To put in the solenoids nuts needed to be welded to the mounting holes as there was not sufficient room to get my palms the place they might attain the again of them.

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 The solenoids, launch cables and wiring was straight ahead and pretty simple by following the instructions and discovering mounting place.
The under image exhibits the brand new flush mounted launch buttons in place as a substitute of door handles.

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 I feel the buttons look higher than the handles.

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