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Hi All! After I purchased my 95 Bronco XLT from internet, I discovered that there are some issues that I was unaware. One of them was non-functional inside drivers side door handle.I discovered that it's because of flexing the sheet metal that holds the door handle mechanism. Thanks to Bronco Graveyard, they've built a CNC 14 gauge reinforced metal for that chronic issue:


Not so cheap, but I am not that handy to build that metal in my garage, so I ordered the parts. You just need to take the handle off and drill the holes for the new plate, fix it with the provided rivets, and that's it! Now I believe it is much more stronger that original:)

Now I am waiting for hole drill bits from Amazon and window motor from Rock Auto to change that stupid thing....
 

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I've broken a few door handles on these trucks in my day. Usually from brittle plastic. Replacing with the 80-86 metal door handle is what I did. Never had another issue.

If the door itself is the issue, like yours, then that plate is a wise investment.
 

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I've broken a few door handles on these trucks in my day. Usually from brittle plastic. Replacing with the 80-86 metal door handle is what I did. Never had another issue.

If the door itself is the issue, like yours, then that plate is a wise investment.
Yeah exactly! There was nothing wrong with the spring, or the handle itself. But I am sure, if I insist to use it like that it's gonna brake. The sheet metal under the handle is so weak, it breaks or flex and cause that issue... I read some topics that they fix it with big washers, I could not as all of the ACE Hardware Stores are closed due to lockdown:)))
 

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I ordered one of those just to be safe, thinking I didn't actually need it yet, only to discover the telltale cracks developing when I took the door card off to install it.
 

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Also check your hinge on the mechanism. Mine was wore out.

Here is a link to my fix...post number 5

 

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Also check your hinge on the mechanism. Mine was wore out.

Here is a link to my fix...post number 5

It looks pretty solid. The only problem was the excessive cracks (Even missing sheet metal) on the door mount. I wonder how did they use it like that for years.
 
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