DOOR HANDLE “DROOP” ELIMINATOR KIT
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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
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.
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
(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
are your door handles looking the way they did when they came out of the
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.
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