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my Brat door handle just broke


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#1 bheinen74

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 07:56 PM

chromed pot metal just broke on my Driver side outside handle on the Brat.
My parts brat one is not in best shape, in fact its cracked on the outside so i would imagine the part that holds the linkage is on way out too.
anybody got a good one?

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:07 PM

any ea81 drivers side door handle should work....

my friend Russ has 4 wagon doors under his trailer still I'll see if he want to sell....

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:15 PM

any ea81 drivers side door handle should work....

my friend Russ has 4 wagon doors under his trailer still I'll see if he want to sell....


rescue wagon back door handle looks same I might remove it tomorrow after work when its still light out. I will still need a good one.

too bad none of the public junkyards around here have EA81 era. Maybe Dennis can get one from his private collection if Russ doesnt come thru.

there is one on ebay but it shows the passenger side and its listed as drivers side. says its actual picture. unamused at that.

Edited by bheinen74, 12 July 2009 - 08:18 PM.


#4 The Dude Abides

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:29 PM

That would involve being able to get ahold of dennis which remains MIA.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:32 PM

Driver side and passenger side handles are the same. All you have to do is swap the plastic clip that holds the rod to the other side. The metal castings themselves are the same.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:51 AM

well currently i do not know of a junkyard (public) in Iowa with a EA81 in it. I visit frequently about 20 junkyards in this state......5 jy in DM, 1 in Newton, 5 in waterloo, 2 in IC, 2 in CR, 1 in bloomfield, 1 in Homestead,1 in IRA, 1 in tama, etc

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#7 VaporTrail

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:01 AM

how's the pass side door handle on the 82 brat?

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:02 AM

how's the pass side door handle on the 82 brat?


have not looked but will, if they are the same casting....>

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 01:54 PM

They are the same, Ive used passenger sides on drivers sides and vise versa, also used both sides for tailgate handles on gen 1 Brats as well... Gen 1 stage 2 and Gen 2 handles are the same dimensions and design, the only difference is the Gen 1 handles are smooth and the Gen 2 ones have that groove in them, but they are interchangeable.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:23 PM

surgery on the door handle begins soon.......:lol:

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:01 PM

Brat just got out of door handle surgery. I used the pitted but non-cracked one from the passenger side of my parts Brat. Surgery went well. I am going to be off in recovery at the Pour House having a cold one.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 06:43 PM

Yeah the same thing happend to my brat :( The cast portion on the backside of the handle broke, and it no longer opens from the outside. It happend a couple weeks ago. Pain in the rump roast having to open the drivers door from the passenger side.




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