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Apologies : Just moved the topic out of wanted


I've always half a job type of guy so here's job 67 1/2.

Yesterday I picked up 2 old doors with the purpose of having spare beams and latches.

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Second to that I wanted to have a playground where I could tinker without consequence and to try and develop a replacement option and swap out the external door handle with a more readily available replacement.

Of course the first bit was easy and now the hard bit starts. The donor handle fits and all I have to do is connect the rods.

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Unfortunately, having run before walking, I now need to un-seize the rusty latches to get play on the rods.

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Tune in next year for the second instalment

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My progress is also glacial at the moment :oops:

Donor handle looks like a good fit! Do the rods move in the correct direction?

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Pete Boole wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 16:46
My progress is also glacial at the moment :oops:

Donor handle looks like a good fit! Do the rods move in the correct direction?

Pete
They are almost perfect. And i guess may have been second generation supra celicas but that is not the source.

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Hawaiis0 wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 21:10
Pete Boole wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 16:46
My progress is also glacial at the moment :oops:

Donor handle looks like a good fit! Do the rods move in the correct direction?

Pete
They are almost perfect. And i guess may have been second generation supra celicas but that is not the source.
Intriguing!

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The lock barrel is directly transferrable as well. :wink: :D

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First BIG issue.

How to convert the downward motion into upward motion??

I know what I need , but I don't have a pivot point (yet).

Answers on a postcard please.

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For the record, the two handle open operations are both downward actuating. However, the originals are Left and Right inverted so the action is reversed - upwards, which is what is required to pull the rod up to release the door latch.

The locking action appears at first glance to be a straight forward connection as per original with a little fettle of the rod length.

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Mister 2 door handles I presume.
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Assuming you want to retain the air of mystery, and not tell us what it's off, how about posting a pic of the rear so that we can assess the connection points and maybe offer solutions?
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No mystery intended. They are mr2. My answer to bash's post doesnt seem to have posted. I'll post the rear shot later. The mounting brackets fit perfect too.

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Here is the back of the handles for comparison, they are opposite sides so are mirrors.

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One additional point is the 3 locking tabs on the lower edge which will reduce any twisting on the weak rivnuts

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You could just buy two handles.
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Latch mechanism just snapped in two. Slide bar for the lock sheared off. Not going to plan :? :roll:

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Hi,
Please let us all know if you get the MR2 door handles to work, if you do I would consider changing to them in future.
Trying to find original handles is a nightmare.
The original handles seem pretty weak.
I did speak to Lotusbits and they are considering remanufacturing them again.
We all live in hope!

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