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I have a 64.5 coupe I wish to shave the door handles and locks for that smooth restomod look. Has anyone done this? If so could you help me out with some info on were to look for instruction and parts. Thank You
 

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My first car was a '70 Ranchero. I shaved the door handles, parking lights,
emblems, everything but the bumpers. Look through Summit, they have a
remote door opening kit I have seen on several cars and it is very slick.
Walk up to the car and, pop goes the door. Just to ramble on: I also
put electric windows in the Ranchero and removed the armrest from the
inside. With the door open the inside looked as slick as the outside.
 

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As for the body work it's pretty straight forward, take off the handles, weld up the holes, and sand, primer, and paint. You'll need a shaved door handle kit where you can place a sensor under your fender and open your doors from there. There is also a small relay that controls your door latch and opens your door when it's triggered. You should be able to find these kits with a simple internet search. Maybe you could get some help as a rodder site.

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I was thinking power windows as well. I do have the latest summit and have seen the kits. I guess it just seems like there should be more involved with the guts of the doors. Thanks for your help.
 
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Thanks, I'll try that next. This site is great I have been reading through some other postings. I can't believe it has taken me this long to find a good site like this. Thanks for the help.
 
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Bulldog Security (for one, because that's where I got my alarm, not because they have a corner on the market) has door solenoids for $10. My alarm has a keyless entry slot and I wired it into a couple of relays that pass the pulse through the alarm when the keychain transmitter is pressed. Also locks the door 60 seconds after exiting, if I forget.

Whole shooting match under $40.

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Hi, you can also use power trunck releases thats what we use in street rods alot just go to the junkyard and remove them from the car you can also get the button and mount in remote location so you just walk up push the button and pop the door John

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Another possibility is to use a door handle that is flush from a modern car. No solenoids and it still looks smooth.

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commenting on what "Gene J" said, I've been thinking about swapping in the door handles from a 70-71 Corvette. They fit flush on the top part of the door at the rear (on the same plane as the side mirror). You just push the platedown and it opens the door.
 
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My plan was to weld a piece of sheet in these areas grind, sand, fill, & prime prior to skinning the door(exterior and interior). I am also going to prime the interior of the skin then undercoat. Does this sound like the proper way to you.
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