Mustang door handles breaking

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Old 09-02-03, 06:29 PM
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Mustang door handles breaking

I have a 91 Mustang and the outside plastic door handles break every so often. I can't find anyone here, including Ford, that can order metal door handles. With all the problems with these handles I'd think someone might aftermarket some quality replacements. Any ideas???
 
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Old 09-03-03, 03:48 AM
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Another Job 1 Quality project by Ford

The only aftermarket I know of is Dorman/Motormite and they copy the OEM part.
 
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Old 09-03-03, 01:32 PM
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Try www.Stangparts.com
Lots of parts for the Fox body Mustang.
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Old 09-04-03, 01:42 PM
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Mustang Unlimited lists part as 79-93
They have original. Black,repro. Chrome, and repro.Black, listed
It looks like any older (Fox) door handles will fit
My 86 has metal-I didn't know they switched to plastic
 
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Old 09-04-03, 08:46 PM
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Not sure when they switched either but these are junk I got locally. Put both doors on and the passenger laster less than two days and broke where is connnects to the linkage. Took it back and vendor wouldn't credit or swap. I'm heading to the link to see if I can order some in metal.

I also saw a Ford Ranger p/u in a lot today and they chrome handle on it looked suspiciously like my mustang. Wonder if it will work.
 
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Old 09-05-03, 06:04 AM
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Hit any Ford dealer's parts counter and see what years use what handle. Then you'll know what to look for.

I've always found even the metal "lift" handles from the likes of Ford and Chrysler to be bottom barrel in quality.

GM versions aren't stellar but they seem to last longer .
 
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