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crappy broken door handle issue

Since i have gotten my 96 OBS i have been thru probably 5 or 6 door handles on the drivers side....the replacements i buy are from advance. granted they are not that hard to replace, or take very long to replace.....but its just a PITA when you go to open your door and wind up with a plastic handle in your hand. so here inlies the question.....do they make billet handles or metal handles for our trucks? i dont like chrome but if its metal i dont really care anymore, i just want some door handles that dont break!
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try "autopartswarehouse" ?
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5 or 6 of them?! LOL judas man. Stop getting in a rush! Haha no clue where to look but heres a bump...

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just checked autopartswarehouse.....no go...they just have the plastic ones. had a different style but not like what came on the truck, ive never seen the other ones they have. anyone else have this problem? is there a solution other than having someone mill em out for me.
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after some reasearch it turns out that the likely cause of breaking them so often is a stretched door latch cable. Majes sense- if the cable isnt engaging soon enough you have to pull further and harder to open the door....

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napa carries/ can get ahold of the metal door handles. Also, the 80-91 metal door handles look like they will bolt right up

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Are you sure the acutal doors inner skin isn't broken? They tend to tear where the handle base bolts onto the sheetmetal. I would check that for sure. Most are torn.

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