"Droop" eliminator

 

DOOR HANDLE “DROOP” ELIMINATOR KIT

For

Studebaker Pickup Trucks

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

A product designed and produced by

Studebakers Only

Payson, AZ

The photos in this instruction were taken during installation on a 1958 Transtar ½ ton pickup.  Your doors may not be identical.

            

BEFORE   AND AFTER PHOTOS   

 

 

 

INSTRUCTION

Remove the inner door panels (15 screws, 13 around the perimeter and 1 each holding the latch handle and the window crank handle).

Remove the forward latch handle assembly.  (2 screws)

Remove the door latch assembly.  (6 screws)

If not already present glue anti-rattle 2 X 2 pieces of carpet onto the lateral link at approximately the mid-point between the latch and the handle.  Use 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive and clamp into place to cure.

 

 

 

! CAUTION !

ROLL THE WINDOW UP BEFORE PERFORMING THE NEXT STEP! 

(IF YOU DON’T AND YOU DRILL INTO AND BREAK YOUR WINDOW GLASS PLEASE DON’T COMPLAIN TO ME)

Drill a 1/8-inch hole in the panel recess directly above the latch handle central pivot point and just below (approx 3/8 inch) the edge of the formed recess as shown.

 

 

Hook the coiled end of the spring into the anchor bracket and screw the bracket onto the door as shown.  

In the following 2 steps you will need to adjust the tension on the spring by rebending it until tension is just sufficient to retain the outside handle in the horizontal position.  

Hook the long end of the spring through the lever arm with the end of the tail on the inside of the lever.  E.g. pointing towards the door panel.  Crimp spring loop tightly onto the lever arm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensure outside handle is UP to its horizontal position, and then insert the square shaft thru the lever arm, with the lever pointing downward.

(You may need to file the inside surfaces lightly with a small file if the square doesn’t fit).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install the peel-and-stick anti-rattle cover over the spring and the latch handle assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-install the door panel, window crank handle and the door latch handle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are your door handles looking the way they did when they came out of the factory!

NOTE

If your springs should happen to develop harmonic vibrations when you’re driving simply encase them in a thin wall plastic tube and/or use heat shrink tubing to dampen the vibrations.

Pricing

Description   Price
Basic Kit   $39.95

 

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