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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-12-04, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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Blackwood Door Handles

I've just bought a blackwood series Falcon, which came with the usual maladies - rust, saggy suspension and three non-functioning door handles... the last one broke in the driveway the morning after I drove it home, and now I can't open the doors... or can I? Any suggestions other than a hammer and a new side glass pane?

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can u get in through the boot?

u an try a long pole and a hook to get to the other side door handle from inside, and open it

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damn thats unlucky, looks like its hammer time


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Boot's probably an option... got home too late (no daylight) to look at how to remove the back seat from the boot... this could grow an extra arm and leg with each passing step...
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I don't know how you're gonna gain access from the boot! I'm pretty sure those back seats don't fold down. Personally I'd break a window. Sorry to hear of your misfortune mate, & welcome to the Forums :)

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Thanks Ghia... no the seats in those old things don't fold.... hell, you've even got to use a key to get into the boot! I'm investigating as to whether or not I can remove the rear seat back from the boot and crawl thru from there (be a bit of a squeeze between the bracing... I'm not as close to my racing weight as I was ten years ago ) Probably won't be the end of the world if I really MUST break a window, but it'd be easier if I didn't...
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It sure would look interesting at your workplace/a social gathering place/ANY public place if you were to stick to entering your car via the boot!

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Be even more bizarre if I chose to exit the vehicle the same way...

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i bought a HQ years ago and locked the only key inside it the same day. thought of smashing a window but had the idea of seeing if i could force one of the windows down by hand and i could easily make the drivers side window go down with little effort. try that and then smash if it doesnt work.

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Coat-hanger and packing tape.
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