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Whats the best way to mount this handle to the door, it will have a full abs panel on the door, so i cant really reach in to screw it from the backside, any ideas?
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You can take a piece of angle or bend you a 90 on a piece of metal...Bolt the 90 to the door. Cut a slit in the arm rest for the metal to slide in. Then you can run a couple screws down where your hand pulls.
That will make a solid pulling surface. Where the armrest is so long you might have to screw the armrest to the door panel first on the ends and when you attach panel to the door put screws in the pull.
 

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You can take a piece of angle or bend you a 90 on a piece of metal...Bolt the 90 to the door. Cut a slit in the arm rest for the metal to slide in. Then you can run a couple screws down where your hand pulls.
That will make a solid pulling surface. Where the armrest is so long you might have to screw the armrest to the door panel first on the ends and when you attach panel to the door put screws in the pull.
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I had to go back and bend a piece of 1/8 aluminum. The ones pictured were too thin and flimsy but you get the point.
 

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I didnt use any windlace on this truck...they had the factory rubber around the doors on this truck. The headliner was an abs one piece that the rubber around the windshield and doors holds it in.

Most of the windlace ive used in 30's cars...ive either riveted it on or put wood around the parameter and stapled the windlace to it. you will have to add tack strips if your headliner has to fold into the tack strip to pull it tight.
 

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I didnt use any windlace on this truck...they had the factory rubber around the doors on this truck. The headliner was an abs one piece that the rubber around the windshield and doors holds it in.

Most of the windlace ive used in 30's cars...ive either riveted it on or put wood around the parameter and stapled the windlace to it. you will have to add tack strips if your headliner has to fold into the tack strip to pull it tight.
Have you got any posts, you tubes, pictures of any headliner and door panels youve done or tutorials?
 

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No, i dont have anything like that...but if you want to message me i can help you any way I can or answer any questions. Probably dont have all the answers but can get you close.
 

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You could alter the placement enough to reveal both original mount holes in the door, make a metal plate that had both sets of holes in determined locations, then bolt the arm rest to the door panel with the metal plate on the back side of your abs door card, screwing the panel and plate to the door at the time of mounting the panel.
 

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Whats the best way to mount this handle to the door, it will have a full abs panel on the door, so i cant really reach in to screw it from the backside, any ideas? View attachment 614521 View attachment 614522
I believe I have the same armrest in my truck. What I did was on the back of the door trim panel that was fabricated I glued a piece of 20 ga. steel. The armrest was fastened through the steel and the panel from the back. Then when the door trim panel was mounted to the door 2 10-24 countersunk oval head were used to hold the armrest tight to the door, Used rivet nuts for the 10-24 screws. Placed the screws just enough above the armrest so that the screw driver would clear it.
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You could alter the placement enough to reveal both original mount holes in the door, make a metal plate that had both sets of holes in determined locations, then bolt the arm rest to the door panel with the metal plate on the back side of your abs door card, screwing the panel and plate to the door at the time of mounting the panel.
Yes, but i would have visable screws still.
 

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I believe I have the same armrest in my truck. What I did was on the back of the door trim panel that was fabricated I glued a piece of 20 ga. steel. The armrest was fastened through the steel and the panel from the back. Then when the door trim panel was mounted to the door 2 10-24 countersunk oval head were used to hold the armrest tight to the door, Used rivet nuts for the 10-24 screws. Placed the screws just enough above the armrest so that the screw driver would clear it. View attachment 614620
Yes, but again, im trying to eliminate seeing screws but i really like your interior
 

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I believe I have the same armrest in my truck. What I did was on the back of the door trim panel that was fabricated I glued a piece of 20 ga. steel. The armrest was fastened through the steel and the panel from the back. Then when the door trim panel was mounted to the door 2 10-24 countersunk oval head were used to hold the armrest tight to the door, Used rivet nuts for the 10-24 screws. Placed the screws just enough above the armrest so that the screw driver would clear it. View attachment 614620
My father and I recently also remodeled the interior of his car. He has not touched it since the purchase. And when he got into it (you should have seen his face), he said one phrase: "Almost as comfortable as in my recliner." And he sits in it all the time.
 
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