After fighting with the plastic ends on my door cables falling apart, one after another, I have come up with a solution. My buddy and I made and installed these "inserts" that allow you to reuse the stock cable and restore normal door handle operation. I have been running these on four of the doors on my '97 E350 for the last 6 months without a single problem. They function just like new latches and cables, minus the $100-200 price tag per door. They are also very easy to install, as long as you are somewhat mechanically inclined.
What I want to know is whether or not there is a market for these. They are somewhat time consuming to manufacture, but they can be sold at what I think is a very reasonable price compared to the entire "actuator" latch assemblies sold by Ford to solve the problem. What are they worth in your opinions?
If enough people are interested, I will contact the site mods & owner to discuss becoming a vendor. Please post up and let me know what you think.