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Fitting The Standard Alloy Handles, How?


Best Answer minicooperr , 25 November 2019 - 07:39 PM

Thanks everyone for the replies, I didnt realise that it was a standard thing on later cars, but i ended up drilling the holes out and then filing into a square to fit the plastic screw retainer 

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#1 minicooperr

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 04:29 PM

Trying to fit the standard alloy handles that everyone seems to have now on minis, but the holes for the standard handles are too narrow, so i see people fit them diagonally, so do I just drill a hole and cram the plastic thing in it or is there a better way? 



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Posted 23 November 2019 - 04:35 PM

Can you post pictures please? I cant think what the issue is

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 08:31 PM

I’m guessing you’ve got a pre 1983 car with this style horizontal interior door handle?
http://www.minispare...|Back to search

As far as I know the aluminium interior handle sets didn’t come out until the ‘90s once Minis had gone to the diagonal fitting handles.

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 08:48 PM

If you have the early horizontal handle and want to convert to later angled position, you could just drill a suitable size hole for a self-tapping screw if you don't want to use the plastic fitting (some of which need a square hole). When drilling the inner door skin metal be careful as the drill breaks through not to hit/dent the outer door skin with the tip of the drill !


Edited by mab01uk, 23 November 2019 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 07:39 PM   Best Answer

Thanks everyone for the replies, I didnt realise that it was a standard thing on later cars, but i ended up drilling the holes out and then filing into a square to fit the plastic screw retainer 






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