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I want to convert my standard door panels to deluxe. I know the chrome door release handle is different from the standard release handle. What about the actual mechanical release that the chrome handle bolts to? Is the deluxe different from the standard? This is my door with standard release handle and mechanism.

 

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I used a standard door to replace my deluxe, and do not remember having any problem.
 

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They use different mechanisms. The standard handle attaches directly to the face of the mechanism (1st photo). The deluxe mechanism has a plate that is welded to the face of the mechanism that drops the attachment point for the handle down lower (2nd photo).

http://www.7173parts.com/images/tech/standarddoorhandle.jpg

http://www.7173parts.com/images/tech/deluxedoorhandle.jpg
 
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