10+ Year Contributor
- Jul 21, 2010
Count me in as well.
Hey folks, its me again and another item im developing for the love of DSM's and its members,
After being screwed over from pope about their door handles i decided enough was enough and went to do it myself.
This is just a 1 off hand made casting so its not perfect but its for the purpose of showing the company whats involved and allows them to quote me better for them.
This was sand casted and i am exploring the option of even die casting still and.......... Im currently talking to a few companys about making them from billet instead so currently still developing it and what the best route to proceed with is.
Just showing the community here as I love to show you all my developed parts when i get actual parts in my hands instead of drawings!
Not going to talk about cost as i dont have or know any figures but i posted it here as its more open / allowed then a normal thread,
Hope you like it
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2G is 2G dude, same handle designThey look awesome!!! Is that for 2ga or 2gb?
Already guessed that , your like Noahs arc you are, everything have to be a pairI d be in for 2 sets too likely
Ive been shipping to the US for years now, I always try get the most cost effective route with good people, some i stopped using now and mainly reply on Fedex and our parcelforce. both are good here and do well,I'm in as long as shipping from the Queens land isn't prohibitively expensive. But even then, I'll probably still do it.
I have many times wanted these to happen and no one pulled through so i might as well do it ,Man, I never thought this would happen. I remember when I first broke my door handle in 04’ and could not understand how it broke.
I am very grateful to see members of the DSM community that are still pushing forward.
Yes thats very true, they might make parts thinner or the rod clip weaker, that stuff i cannot control im afraid. But good spotting on how thinner it is compared to oem's, its amazing what they try to get away with on pattern parts, shocking how they still make parts these days with inferior piecesI see this is a direct replacement for the handle that always snaps. I replaced my snapped passenger door handle a few months so ago with an aftermarket. Didnt think much of it at the time but a few weeks later it quit working. Didn't snap again but the door wouldn't open when I pulled it.
Removed the handle again and compared it to the broken OEM one. The sheet metal arm that actually pushes on the rod is about half as thick and was bending instead of actuating the rod.
Just thought I would let everyone know. Don't toss your broken OEM handle's. Hang onto them and fix them with Bobby's aluminum ones when they get done.You must be logged in to view this image or video.
OEM Left - Aftermarket Right
Did you check the spring aswell? Whats the tension like vs both and thickness and coil windings?
I know the oem spring could be a tad weaker as its very very strong and thats what snaps handles aswel when it snaps back from your hand, maybe a softer spring would help alot so maybe for this the aftermarket spring might do better if a tad weaker/softer on the release
The oem metal tab clip works well compared to aftermarket and yes welding will weaken the cast and it will also be alot weaker on that front then oem at leastVery excited to see these active threads. I just moved back from 7 years in Germany and I've got my 98 Talon AWD in the garage needing a bunch of TLC and was getting disheartened at all the things that are no longer easy to find.
Don't know if you considered it at all in terms of the door handles, but the "hooks" and the handle portion could potentially be done separately / with different manufacturing methods and then welded (although welding to cast Al isn't always a picnic).
I think Canada have this issue alot, i know when it ices up here my daily door gets stuck closed and its a pig to open sometimes, westher seal makes for a tight grip once iced overI've only ever broken one door handle, albeit this one may have actually been my fault and not the crappy plastic; door handle and door were frozen shut from a blizzard and yanking on it hard snapped the handle right off. Door could barely even be pushed open from the inside once I did finally get in.
That said, I am totally in for a set of these. With luck it will be the last set I ever need.
The oem metal tab clip works well compared to aftermarket and yes welding will weaken the cast and it will also be alot weaker on that front then oem at least