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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:17 pm 
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So I finally get my car (EF Wagon) back from the panel shop after the Hilux-bullbar incident and notice a nice ED style door handle adorning the rear passenger door.

They have obviously left the old handle on and resprayed it to keep the labour costs down (the car should have been a write off) but obviously I want to replace it with the longer EF version.

Do the holes/linkage match up or is it drillin' time?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:46 pm 
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yep they fit right in an it has been done heaps of times
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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:19 pm 
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dont the ea-ed have the twin like handles if yours has that will probally need the ef door skin to replace it with ef i would take it back and say thats not the correct door handle as yours is ef and want the correct ef one you paid for the job to be done right

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:26 pm 
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I have ef handles on my EB, and they fit straight in. Just be careful what you do though, they cover a different area, so if the door has been resprayed there will be areas that wont be covered with fresh paint. Take it back, point it out, get the to fix it. New rear door handle costs 30 dollars new and un painted, 35 for front. Cost me 120 to get all four handles painted too.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:56 pm 
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Andrew J wrote:
I have ef handles on my EB, and they fit straight in. Just be careful what you do though, they cover a different area, so if the door has been resprayed there will be areas that wont be covered with fresh paint. Take it back, point it out, get the to fix it. New rear door handle costs 30 dollars new and un painted, 35 for front. Cost me 120 to get all four handles painted too.


thats exactly what i was thinking :o . I would be unsatisfied with a cover up job like that

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:29 pm 
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fordzatmyplace hit the nail on the head. just take the car back and let them know you want it fixed properly...
i have taken my car back twice now to the panelbeaters for shoddy work. so they now are out of pocket around a grand :)
why bodge something if it will come back and bite you on the bum hole

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:55 pm 
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looks like they got a seceond hand door off an ED to fix your car. definatly take it back and get tehm to put an Ef handle in. make sure you go over the rest of your car first though and check everything else is ok. Better to go in with a list (if there is one) than 4 or 5 times

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:58 pm 
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Andrew J wrote:
I have ef handles on my EB, and they fit straight in. Just be careful what you do though, they cover a different area, so if the door has been resprayed there will be areas that wont be covered with fresh paint. Take it back, point it out, get the to fix it. New rear door handle costs 30 dollars new and un painted, 35 for front. Cost me 120 to get all four handles painted too.

um a bit off topic but is that ur car in ur sig?
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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:33 pm 
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Is the handle a rough finish?
I'd be wary of it being an EA door or similar, without the side intrusion bar.
Check inside the door, or alternatively, if the interior door handle screws go straight into threaded metal on the door frame, as opposed to plastic bits, its an EA door.
That would be massively dodgy.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:04 am 
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Is the handle a rough finish?
I'd be wary of it being an EA door or similar, without the side intrusion bar.
Check inside the door, or alternatively, if the interior door handle screws go straight into threaded metal on the door frame, as opposed to plastic bits, its an EA door.
That would be massively dodgy.


The handle is smooth.

They left the old trim in the car which has an ash-tray in it and is mostly vinyl with a cloth insert around where the handle goes. Maybe that indicates a model?

I'll rip the panel off on the weekend and see what's inside.

I'm not going to get too excited just yet as they saved it from being written off as a favour and the rest of the car looks OK (apart from white overspay on my nice black towbar which I had to fix yesterday)

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:23 pm 
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yeah ef and el falcons dont have ash trays in the doors. another thing ford deleted. also no lock snib/button on the back doors either.
so if it has lock button on the inside and an ash tray then its not an ef/l door lol

 

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