Originally posted by MARTINSR
I use to do a lot of VW bugs back in the "Cal Bug" craze twenty years ago. I had one guy who had a very cool setup. He ran a cable from the latch out a hole in the front of the door thru the door jamb into the wheel well. It had a simple loop on the end that you pulled to open the door, couldn't get any simpler.
I know this thread is kind of old, but I was looking around for some shaved door handle ideas and came across this post by MARTINSR.
I am looking to do this on my 69 Bug, but to be honest I do not really understand how the door handles work.... I want to keep it mechanical and this sounds like a really cool way to do it without a selenoid etc.
Where does the cable hook to inside the door? I can figure out how to route it after that.
Maybe a drawing would help....