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Old 03-11-2007, 01:15 AM   #15
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Dick,

I know it's been a while since you posted this door handle post, but I'd love to see a photo of the custom door handle you had made. I've been having door woes and also hope to keep the original.

thanks, Nick
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:00 AM   #16
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Dick,

I know it's been a while since you posted this door handle post, but I'd love to see a photo of the custom door handle you had made. I've been having door woes and also hope to keep the original.

thanks, Nick
same here.

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Old 05-08-2007, 06:48 AM   #17
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Handle

I would like to get a copy of the drawing for the handle. My handle had the bottom tab broken off, I attempted to repair with Alumaloy (alum or pot metal solder) the tab started to melt, what a mess. I cut a replacement tab out of alum and pieced back together, a little misaligned any ugly but it opens the door. I also would like to see a picture of the New handle. My MH is a 1982 TurboDiesel 280.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:55 AM   #18
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I am not sure if I am on the same track but my '82 build 310's door handle assembly is very slack and loos. I am sure a replacement will be needed very soon. Here in the UK parts are ..... shall we say ....Difficult? So I will certainly be interested in a replacement lock complete.

I have AutoCAD here so an emailed copy would be welcomed. There are a few (only a few) AS MH's here and I am sure they too will be needing something soon.
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:53 AM   #19
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I got the autocad drawing from Dick. It won't attach as a dwg file, so I converted it to a pdf, it looks like what my old handle should look like.

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Old 06-07-2007, 07:29 AM   #20
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Can you post a picture of the finished product please.
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:33 AM   #21
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I would like to see one also, If Dick doesn't post a picture of his, I will take a picture after I get one made. I'm thinking of having one made from a block of Aluminum.

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Old 07-09-2007, 02:20 PM   #22
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I got the autocad drawing from Dick. It won't attach as a dwg file, so I converted it to a pdf, it looks like what my old handle should look like.

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Hi Art,

Thanks for posting the pdf. You could change the .dwg file extension to .txt and post it with instructions to rename the file .dwg. I do that with .exe files that most email systems block now.

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Old 07-21-2007, 10:33 PM   #23
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Here is a Nitetime photo of the handle I had made out of a block of aluminum.
it just has a finish done with a scotch brite pad, but it could easily be polished.
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #24
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sweet

WHo made it for you and what did it cost? We just got the new door handle assembly from airstream and it would look really bad if we install it as it is much smaller.
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:38 PM   #25
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I had mine made by friends in a machine shop as a favor, can't say what it cost if I hired a machine shop to do it.

Take the drawing I attached to a machine shop and get an estimate, I would guess it could be done for about $75.
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:41 PM   #26
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I just want to note that the handle that you grab is what I had made, the rest of the door handle assy is original.
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:53 PM   #27
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Here is the handle drawing I saved it as a dxf, renamed it to .txt.
After saving it, rename it as handle.dxf and any version of Autocad should be able to open it.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:01 PM   #28
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WHo made it for you and what did it cost? We just got the new door handle assembly from airstream and it would look really bad if we install it as it is much smaller.
If you find a shop to do it you might get a better price if you were ordering multiples. I'd certainly commit to one. Bet there are a good number of other's who need one.
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