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Old 12-28-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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'57 Overlander door handle

what dose the correct door handle look like on a '57 overlander? I have a door knob, but think it's should be some type of flush handle. If so, were can I get one?

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Old 12-28-2004, 11:05 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by 57overlander
what dose the correct door handle look like on a '57 overlander? I have a door knob, but think it's should be some type of flush handle. If so, were can I get one?
Its one of the refrigerator style handles and the short answer at this point is "You don't". Not available.
Here is a post where some of use are trying to come up with alternatives. I am striking out. the machine shop I was going to have look at making one out of billet aluminum is out of business now. One guy was checking on getting somebody to recast them but it was going to be big bucks.

Sorry, Wish I had a better answer for you but a lot of us in the same boat on that handle.

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Old 12-29-2004, 12:45 PM   #3
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Looks like the cousin thing fell apart. Could a solid piece of aluminum be machined to match the handle functionally. I have the top half but cann't determine if the bottom piece had a function or not.
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The bottom half functions. There's a metal piece that drops down and engages a slot in the lower part of the handle. It prevents the handle from operating when the door is locked.

I can post some pictures if they would help.
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