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Offline maddog

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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2011, 01:26:25 AM »
nope sure haven't though someday i hope to go visit some other countries. and yes canada is one of them.

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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2011, 03:42:42 PM »
You'll love Alberta.  The redneck capital of Canada.    Get in the middle of Montana, and then keep heading north.  You can't miss it.
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2012, 09:57:31 PM »
Wrangler factory half doors, for some model years, used them.  My son's '94 Wrangler had them.
So if I bought a wrangler half door handle it should be a direct replacement for the eagle handles!? That would be :censored: awesome. I just recently joined the nest after buying a 1984 eagle wagon. I've been trying to find a replacement driver door handle and it's like trying to find a clean hooker... ain't happening.

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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2012, 07:12:51 AM »
Yes. If you buy a pair of YJ half door handles you will get one LH and one RH AMC door handle exactly the same as the AMC Eagle handles. Those are also advertised to be built stronger than the original AMC part. The black ones are the cheapest, but chrome ones are available now. Front and back door handles on the same side of a four door are exactly the same.

Expect to pay about $35 for a pair of black ones on the evil bay.

A member here on the Nest is also making stainless steel repair parts. It is just the paddle, so you need to remove the pin from an old Eagle handle and retain the old rear housing and spring. Besides having to rebuild the handle yourself, the stainless steel paddles cost about twice as much. I bought two pairs of his stainless steel paddles for my nicest Eagle and am happy with their quality. Obviously most of my Eagles will be getting the cheaper YJ handles however.
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Re: Doors won't open
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2012, 11:06:16 AM »
I did the YJ halfdoor handles about 10 years ago on SOTE (Pass side only). I reused the original frame and just put the new paddle into the old frame because the screw holes to hold the new frame to the door weren't drilled or threaded.
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