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Lodgy
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Posted - 21 Jun 2010 :  3:22:45 PM  Show Profile Send Lodgy a Private Message
 
went to the wreckers to get a new door handle for the VN, and they want $22, that's crazy.. i was thinking 10 or 15, but i swear i seen new handles for 25 somewhere.

The amount of commodores with those door handles must be alot, and i'm sure the majority of them must be wrecked, so i dont really think that $22 second hand is a reasonable price.. sorry just had to bitch to someone
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Mechknight73
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Posted - 21 Jun 2010 :  4:53:07 PM  Show Profile Send Mechknight73 a Private Message
 
It is a bit. I'd go look up the Auto Trader or some newspaper classifieds. Just looked it up on Rare Spares, they make a NEW one for roughly $30. Here's the specific link:
https://rsp-secure.com/rarespares/default.asp?car_type=17N&model=VN COMMODORE

Although the above price was for an external handle. This guy should be aware of what the price is on a new one, and the rule of thumb is that unless said part is rare, they charge 1/2- 2/3 the price of a new one

Edited by - Mechknight73 on 21 Jun 2010 4:55:10 PM
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nodg
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Posted - 21 Jun 2010 :  5:25:30 PM  Show Profile  Click to see nodg's MSN Messenger address Send nodg a Private Message
 
The removal and install should be on your mind more than the 22 bucks mate lol. there an absolute nightmare if you have never done one before.
 

Cheers,
Nodg.
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Lodgy
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Posted - 21 Jun 2010 :  8:54:59 PM  Show Profile Send Lodgy a Private Message
 
yeah i work as a school apprenticeship thing one day a week at a panel beaters, so i figured ohh yeah just 2 ten mm nuts.. i was left dumbstruck when i couldnt see nuts.. although google helped me out with the metal clip :)
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nodg
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Posted - 21 Jun 2010 :  9:58:26 PM  Show Profile  Click to see nodg's MSN Messenger address Send nodg a Private Message
 
once you get the idea of how to weave the handle out its not a hard task. then again ive heard of people that wreck there doors getting frustrated and raming it out lol. good luck anyway, let us know how it goes:)
 

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Nodg.
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Lodgy
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Posted - 21 Jun 2010 :  11:02:51 PM  Show Profile Send Lodgy a Private Message
 
dont worry, if it wasnt for google i would of bent the door to **** by now
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Mechknight73
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Posted - 22 Jun 2010 :  11:24:02 AM  Show Profile Send Mechknight73 a Private Message
 
It could be worse I guess. They may be easy to replace, but on the XA-F Falcons, they break with such monotony, it's almost part of the "scheduled servicing."
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SKDWGN
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Posted - 22 Jun 2010 :  12:36:24 PM  Show Profile Send SKDWGN a Private Message
 
when i was at the wreaker a few years back they were only 10 - 15 bucks you got ripped
 

wheres theres smoke theres rubber
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Lodgy
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Posted - 22 Jun 2010 :  9:51:56 PM  Show Profile Send Lodgy a Private Message
 
yeah, its funny, i didnt end up buying the handle and got one off a mate for shouting him maccas lol.
i did go back to the wreckers today though, to find some parts for his el falcon, got a new bonnet hinge while i was there, only 15 bucks.. and thats brand new!
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nodg
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Posted - 22 Jun 2010 :  11:01:02 PM  Show Profile  Click to see nodg's MSN Messenger address Send nodg a Private Message
 
dont remind me about xf falcon door handles lol, recon the vn ones are harder though...
 

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Nodg.
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Mechknight73
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Posted - 22 Jun 2010 :  11:08:42 PM  Show Profile Send Mechknight73 a Private Message
 
Harder, yes. Less prone to breaking, absolutely!
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Sons1vn2nv
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Posted - 27 Oct 2010 :  12:48:53 AM  Show Profile Send Sons1vn2nv a Private Message
 
Yer, I paid $25 for my door handle, as mine snapped off, that as from a 'recker' here in Tassie!
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Tonto
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Posted - 27 Oct 2010 :  08:01:30 AM  Show Profile Send Tonto a Private Message
 
left rear handle busted about a month ago, i bought a complete set of 4 metal handles..($60).i have 3 weeks off over xmas so i might be pestering for some knowhow.

sounds like i might need those 3 weeks.
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Mechknight73
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Posted - 27 Oct 2010 :  4:48:46 PM  Show Profile Send Mechknight73 a Private Message
 
I would say look it up in the manual, and if you give up, bribe a panelbeater to do it for you lol. They'd be able to change on with their eyes closed, having removed and replaced so many of them.
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VN91SX
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Posted - 05 Nov 2010 :  09:36:19 AM  Show Profile Send VN91SX a Private Message
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mechknight73

It could be worse I guess. They may be easy to replace, but on the XA-F Falcons, they break with such monotony, it's almost part of the "scheduled servicing."


Lol spot on! My dad had an XD and they did it all the time
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Mechknight73
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Posted - 05 Nov 2010 :  6:07:37 PM  Show Profile Send Mechknight73 a Private Message
 
Allegedly, part of the way to preventing that is 1. grease, grease and more grease 2. if the door is sagging at all, adjust the "latch pin striker" on the b and c pillars and 3. tighten up any play in the latch mechanism
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