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Went to get out of my truck today and the handle broke. I see a metal and a plastic one listed. Can I swap to the metal style if I currently have the plastic ones? Thanks
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Yes. When mine broke a couple of months ago I bought the metal ones. It is just one bolt that holds them on.

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Thanks I will pick up a set tomorrow. Did you have to pull the door panel or can you get to it with it on? I haven't really looked at it at all.
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You may be able to get a socket in the cutout but will be easier to pull the door panel, also pay close attention to where the handle mechanism mounts to the door, the doors are notorious for cracking in that area from the stress of the handle being used. Solo motorsports makes a reinforcement plate to eliminate the problem.

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Thanks I checked and think I can just remove the bolt without pulling the door panel. My doors open smooth so should be ok not needing that plate. Good info to have in case.
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The cables also stretch over time, something else to check if you pull the panel.
Or if at later date the door becomes hard to open with the metal handles.
Swapping of the handles is one of the first things I do when I get one of these trucks.
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The door has opened with no problem since I got it. Then yesterday morning I noticed it came up higher than normal when I opened it. Yesterday afternoon it just came off in my hand. At least the door opened. I watched a couple how-to videos to get a good idea of whats behind the door panel. I'll start with just the handle and go from there. I guess 23 years of baking in the Florida sun inside a black vehicle isn't bad.
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Yo anaconda,
In 1996 Bronco, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty Workshop Manual, partial @ 1996 Bronco/F-Series Workshop Manual

See Section 01-14A: Handles, Locks, Latches and Mechanisms
"REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Handle, Inside Door, Front and Rear( miesk5 Note, rear is for the F series models)
Removal
Remove one screw and remove inside door handle (22600).
Installation
Position inside door handle on front door latch remote control and link (21818) and secure with screw."
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Get the older metal ones. My Driver's side broke on me and I found out that pre 92 had metal handles (maybe even earlier, I can't remember). They're a little more expensive but well worth it!!!

https://www.amazon.com/APDTY-Interio...93+Ford+Bronco
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Thanks everyone. I picked one up today. Got the metal one and it only took about 5 minutes to change. They didn't have the passenger side. It isn't broke but figure I'll get it and change anyhow. It is an 8 mm bolt if anyone stumbles on this thread .
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The metal handles are great! I've broke a number of the plastic ones. You can get the metal ones in black or chrome. Much better than the 1/2" metal strap I used one time lol
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