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post #16 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-28-2010, 05:30 PM
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Just fixed mine

Thanks for the pics Steve, I fixed my driver handle fork in pretty much the same way.

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If all else fails, there is a thread on the 164 Digest where someone was able to use a left rear inside door handle on the driver's door. Evidently very few mods to the inside of the door were required.

http://www.digest.net/alfa/FAQ/164/f...mID2/4937.html

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That same post was on here first, before I put it on the digest. It was on Jan 6th, I don't know how to link back to it.

Steve's fix is good for the fork, and if you don't have another handle. I think something similar could be done when it breaks at the other end, as mine did.

I took his advice, I still have the old one to work on.

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I have a repaired handle sample I think I took pictures of so will post soon or take more.
Hi, I am looking for the left side (driver's side) inside door handle for a 1991 ALFA 164S. Do you have one or know of one? Thanks, Peter jpvigil1@yahoo.com. I give you my direct e-mail address because at times this board will not recognize my user name or pass word.
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Any luck on the top part repair?

Hi,

A jammed locking mechanism at 4am and -10 degree temperatures conspired to allow me to break my driver's inner door handle. It already had the successful repair to the fork (thank you alfisto steve), so the weak point was now naturally the top part. Did you figure out the "90 degree angle piece" repair, and if so could you post pictures? Any help would be greatly appreciated! By the way, the wife's trust of the "**** unreliable Alfa" is relying on this fix! If I can't fix it, I might have to sell it and buy something German... I just tried to buy a 1985 euro spec M6 but it overheated on the Mass Pike... Guess the Alfa is sticking to me like glue!

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I did this repair to L/H inner door handle for a 91-93 USA model but same procedure will apply to 87-93 pre facelift models. The 94-97 models uses different set up.

Little crude homemade bent in the bench vise with a hammer and hacksaw PLEASE forgive the Primitive Pete method this home boy used.

I did use an electric drill to drill holes for mounting screw and a dremel tool to trim down rib on old handle so metal repair plate would lay flush on handle.

Sample of L/H front inner handle broken pieces below the L/H front arm rest with a repaired handle ALSO also has broken flat handle and I am working on a repair for that, too as many rear inner handles also break off flat handle but not fork.

Remember two of my many sayings - you can never have to many spare parts AND never throw away an Alfa part that maybe can be repaired when you just can't find a replacement part.

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Take a look at this as mentioned above if all else fails:

164 Discussions - Inside door handle swap, 91 164B

I might try it myself just to see how to do it, since rear door inner latch levers are more available.

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OK just for you more inner handle repair

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Hi,

A jammed locking mechanism at 4am and -10 degree temperatures conspired to allow me to break my driver's inner door handle. It already had the successful repair to the fork (thank you alfisto steve), so the weak point was now naturally the top part. Did you figure out the "90 degree angle piece" repair, and if so could you post pictures? Any help would be greatly appreciated! By the way, the wife's trust of the "**** unreliable Alfa" is relying on this fix! If I can't fix it, I might have to sell it and buy something German... I just tried to buy a 1985 euro spec M6 but it overheated on the Mass Pike... Guess the Alfa is sticking to me like glue!

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No I never got around to repairing the other end yet but since you ask I went ahead and did one today since it is to cold to play outside even at 47F.

I found I had started on the project sometime back it seems. So here is how I finished it up today. I used a steel angle bracket I must have gotten from Home Depot and some 10/24 screws and nuts (10/32 same thing just finer threads).

I removed the rubber stopper in the arm and used that hole for one screw and had to drill into grab handle to insert second screw and nut./

It took some grinding of two broken pieces and bending of steel bracket to fit pieces together. Not perfect fit but with some JB weld and flalt black paint later it should be a useable product.

This inner front L/H dirver's side handle was broken on both ends so I installed my forked template on other end just for show and tell of how to repair both ends. I will have to make another fork from my sample for a final repair.

I used a dremel tool to cut off long ends of screws. You can buy shorter ones than I started with.

Once JB weld cures I will hit paint handle.
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I have a lot more L/F inner handles to fix but only one with grab handle end broken off.

Couple right rears but don't seem to have the grab handle ends to match.
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Yeah, I repaired two that way as well for my dealer, but neglected to post any pictures. I can never get over just how cheesy/soft/fragile the original metal is. Strap iron is great to use in repairs such as this. Strong but workable.

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That is awesome Steve. Thank you so much! I'll get to it as soon as the Navy gives me a day to breathe...

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Door handle repair

Hi all,
Thanks for the updates, my father who builds slot cars worked magic on it, so now it is repaired on the fork and also on the handle. Here's a picture of the "new" one.
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Thanks for the updates, my father who builds slot cars worked magic on it, so now it is repaired on the fork and also on the handle. Here's a picture of the "new" one.
That ought to make the lady happy!

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Can you guys share insight on exactly how the door handles are marked? I need a driver's front and the guy selling me one can't distinguish it from the others. There is a LF on the back, no?

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