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Old September 8th, 2018, 04:50 PM
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Default Inside door handle won't open door

I took my doors off and had to replace the bottom of door due to rust. I took everything out of the inside of both doors that could be taken out and after I put everything back together both doors won't open from inside and it's really hard to see inside the door. I looked in my manuals but I don't see anything clear enough to see what it looks like. Anyone have any info on this? I would greatly appreciate it. I'm trying not to have to take the inside of door apart again.

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Old September 8th, 2018, 07:22 PM
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Greg, I know you know this but, the inside handle operates a long actuator bar that reaches to the latch/lock mechanism and operates it. The bar attaches to the latch by slipping it over a tab on the latch. You need to observe what part of the assembly is moving/not moving and what is not hooked up or not hooked up correctly. The operation can be seen thru the various access holes in the door with access panel off.
I assume if both doors were working fine before, that it is not a stripped handle spline or broken parts.
The actuator bar is usually "permanently" fixed to the inside handle spline mechanism.
These parts are called:
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2. Remote control link
3. Door lock assy

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Old September 10th, 2018, 11:27 AM
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Thanks Ken! Iím off the next couple of days so I get to work on it. Almost done with painting it. Looking forward to finally drinking it after 4 years of working on it.

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Old September 10th, 2018, 05:58 PM
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Sounds like you have something else on our mind.
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Old September 10th, 2018, 10:28 PM
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Hey Ken, not sure what happened there I donít even drink. Iíll be looking into this in the next couple of days. Thanks for your info!!
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Greg, I did a tutorial on installing the door glass on my 60, this give you some detail and pictures to guide you. I can tell you that the after market replacement parts , while they look right, simply don't WORK right - I don't know why. Look for the second post.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=718048

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Old September 11th, 2018, 06:01 PM
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Wow awesome!! Thanks
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