'92-'98 E Series Door Cable Solution - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
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post #1 of 3 Old 11-03-2010, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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'92-'98 E Series Door Cable Solution

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.


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Yes! Please sell these things

Hey DaviMac424,

Tried contacting you through your post on Ford Truck Enthusiasts about this. Hoping to have better luck getting in touch with you here. I'm sorry you didn't get the response you were looking for over there or here - because I would very much like to get two doors worth of your nylon ferrules!

I don't care to pay the exorbitant prices the Ford parts service wants for replacement cables. I don't have time to monkey around jerry-rigging solutions. I just want a simple fix to a simple (but infuriating) problem, and it seems that's what you've come up with. A tip of the hat to you for that. Compared to the alternatives, $40 seems like a very fair price for getting my door latches working again.

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