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Old 05-23-2000, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question Shaved door handles...

How do you shave door handles? What do you fill the hole with?
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Old 05-23-2000, 06:06 PM   #2
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What I don't understand is how do you open the door??? Yeah, you use the keyless entry to unlock, but what do you pull on when opening???
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Old 05-23-2000, 06:12 PM   #3
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There's a solenoid (sp?) that opens the door for you.
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Old 05-23-2000, 06:47 PM   #4
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Hello,

Hee hee hee... do you do it just to start these fun threads? Watch out, here come another slew of "that's rice" posts

I think you have to bondo the hole up or use some sort of filler. Then paint over it. Remember to keep some way of getting into the car in case the battery dies. With hatches, you leave the hatch key working so you can crawl in. With a sedan or coupe that has non-folding seats in the rear, your trunk won't let you into the car... so if you shave the handles, you're SOL when either the car battery goes bad or your remote's battery dies.

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Old 05-23-2000, 07:25 PM   #5
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yeah, like JC said, a solenoid pops the door out slightly when activated, so people also get a button placed on their undercarriage along the outter frame.

It is quite popular with mini-truck enhusists, many of whom i have been good friends with here in Dallas!
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Old 05-23-2000, 07:30 PM   #6
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not bondo!!!! You use an actual peice of metal bonded to the car, smoothed and sanded. There is a Solinoid that pops them out. I've heard of people having a backup battery for the poppers so incase the batt does die, you can still get into your car. They make the car look sleek, but I'd hate having all the fingerprints on the doors.

Joel, no, the OTHER Joel
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Old 05-23-2000, 07:37 PM   #7
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I don't want to shave my door handles, I was just wondering how it was done. I know that Bondo isn't supposed to be used fore more than a .25", so I wasn't sure what you would use.
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Old 05-23-2000, 08:46 PM   #8
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Semms you want to join the club Wolve?
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Old 05-23-2000, 09:45 PM   #9
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Lil Shi..... hahhaaha I will keep it in the clear rear corners post. JC make sure a reputable body shop does it since I have seen some that you could still see the seams of the door handles and JC I wasn't flaming you in the other post so don't take offense like some people did.
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Old 05-23-2000, 10:02 PM   #10
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I'm not shaving my door handles, that Impreza in Super Street just got me curious. No offense taken, in was all in good spirit (well most of it).
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Old 05-23-2000, 11:14 PM   #11
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They look pretty good on those mini-trucks. I know somebody that put a star key to get into his trunk. stops people who hammer screwdriver's into the lock. But, I don't think it would stop a crow bar.
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Old 05-23-2000, 11:23 PM   #12
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I think you should make a litte hole for your trunk monkey to come out and open your door for you :P.
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Old 05-24-2000, 03:46 AM   #13
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Hell just get in Dukes of Hazard style! Just don't try to run up and slide across the hood of your Subie. Sorry about the D of H comment but it was on TV earlier on a chinese channel. Just loses something when you watch it in chinese.
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Old 05-24-2000, 05:35 AM   #14
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ouch, sliding accross the hood of my suby could be quite painful. That hood scoop can't be good for you if you hit it. I think I'll stick to running around it.

Joel, there are too many Joels here, I used to feel elite
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Old 05-24-2000, 07:35 PM   #15
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my brother had an 89'( i think) Mazda pickup that he was fixing to show, and he shaved the door handles to add to his Mazdarossa kit. for the shaved door handles to work, you would have to buy a special kit that throws the door open when you press a button on a remote. not to practical for everyday driving. my $.02 worth.

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