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how to remove handle, assembly from 86 gl wagon rear hatch door

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 02:33 PM

I'm trying to swap the handle and latch mechanism.
there is a lot of rust on both, but the donor car is salvageable so i want the handle and the latching mechanism.

the threaded adjusting rod that reaches from the handle down to the latch mechanism on the inside has rusted threads and i cannot figure out how to unattach it at the top(plastic fitted sleeve that it is rusted into) or bottom(rivet). so i have everything loose and flopping around, but still attached to the handle on the outside. Is there a clip or such on the handle itself so that the handle can be removed on the outside and the rest on the inside? or?

my useless haynes manual is ..well.. useless, manages to skip over this model of handle.

advice? I can post a couple of pics of what i am talking about.

i think the description in the rusted latch thread describes what i need. http://www.ultimates...read.php?t=2513
the pin at the top of the arm is rusted badly into the plastic sleeve. I'll need to loosen the pin with oil or something to get it to slide, i hope unless i thrash it to pieces trying to pry on it.

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