Scott Drake Exterior Door Handle Chrome Show Quality Kit Mustang 1965-1966

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Scott Drake Exterior Door Handle Chrome Show Quality Kit 1965-1966 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 16.
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  • Chrome-Plated Finish
  • Show Quality
  • Direct-Fit Replacement
  • Reproduction of Originals
MSRP $72.95
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Scott Drake Show Quality Chrome Exterior Door Handle Kit for 1965-1966 Mustangs.

Every detail counts whe it comes to restoring a 1965-1966 Mustang. That's why a Scott Drake Show Quality Chrome Exterior Door Handle Kit for 1965-1966 Mustangs is among the best on the market today. They look great, work well and can help improve the overall looks and aesthetics of your beloved Pony.

Features and Benefits:
- Kit Covers Both Driver and Passenger Sides
- Includes Pivot Mechanisms, Door Handles, Buttons, Gaskets, Hardware and Rod Clips
- Show Quality and Chrome Plated
- Installs in the Factory Locations
- Direct Fit Replacements
- High Quality Reproductions of Originals

Get your exterior door handles looking and working like new with this Show Quality Chrome Exterior Door Handle Kit (C4DZ-6222404/5P) by Scott Drake. This kit now includes pivot mechanisms, rod clips and everything else you'll need for a quick and easy installation process. These kits are chrome plated and are direct fit replacements, not to mention high quality reproductions of the originals. Not many people will be able to tell that they're reproductions thanks to the premium quality craftsmanship that Scott Drake is known for. They install in the factory locations.

Vehicle Fitment:
- 1965-1966 Mustang

California Residents: Proposition 65 Warning

Video Transcript

With all the chrome on the outside of your classic Mustang, the exterior door handles are probably the ones that take the most abuse. Between the wear and tear of being on the outside of the car, plus the use they get every time you open the door, faded, pitted door handles are pretty common.

Today we're going to replace the door handles on this '67 Mustang convertible using these show quality replacements from Scott Drake. The kit includes both left and right side USA-made door handles, new gaskets, internal hinges, as well as springs and hardware. For this installation you'll need a door panel removal tool, Phillips head screw driver, quarter inch ratchet, 3/8" deep socket, 3/8" shallow socket, pliers, flashlight, and a small screw driver or pick.

As you can see our existing door handles are in pretty bad shape. Pitting and wear, it's very typical of the exterior door handles. To remove them, there's a screw over here and there's another one on the inside that we'll have to take the door panel off to get to. We'll start with the screw. To get to the inside nut, the door panel is going to have to come off. We're going to start with the window crank and the door handle. Both of them are held in place by one Phillips head screw.

Now we're going to remove our armrests. Two bolts at the bottom of the arm rest hold it to the door. Next we need to remove the bezel for our remote mirror; these just simply thread in place and usually are pretty tight. If you can't get it off by hand, grab a set of pliers; just put something over to make sure you don't damage the chrome. The last step in removing the door panel is to remove all the clips around the outside edge. We're going to carefully peel back the water shield. We're going to roll our window up so it's out of the way and you can reach the door handle nut. The nut should be a 3/8". You want to get a swivel if you have it, or some sort of a ratcheting wrench would help as well. You're going to go up through here, underneath the regulator up to get the nut off. You want to make sure the window is as high as possible so you can fit your arm in easily.

The stud is most likely going to come out with the nut, which is okay. You want to make sure you're holding onto the handle. On a freshly painted car, it's not a bad idea to put some painters tape around it, because the handle will be loose now. Once you have the hardware removed, you need to remove the rod that goes from the door handle to the door latch itself and its going to be at the bottom of the door. There's a little metal clip; once you pull the clip off, pull up the handle at an angle, and pull the whole assembly out of the door. Now we need to remove the rod from the factory handle. There's a little metal clip here. As you push up on the clip and the rod will slide out.

Now we can assemble our new door handle. We'll start by taking the O-ring and putting it over the button; just roll it down to the bottom. We'll put the button into the handle. Put it through from the inside, and then place the spring over the back of the button. Now you want to put your exterior gasket on first and then the latch can go on. This black grommet is going to go over the back of the button, push it down into place and use the provided screw to hold it in. Make sure the buttons and the springs are seated properly. Now we are going to reinstall the door latch rod. Make sure it goes on the inside hole, not the outside. Install the new supplied clip, press the rod through, lock the clip into place.

The last step before reinstalling the handle is to put the threaded rod on the outside and pull through. We're ready to reinstall our handle; I want to make sure we have both gaskets seated properly on the handle. We are going to fish the lock rod down; we're just going to get the handle in place. We're going to install the outside screws to hold the handle in place so we can reconnect the door latch rod. Now we can connect the rod to our latch itself, connection is the same way on top, the bar is going to slide in and have a little metal clip to go over it, you can see it from the side, the best way though is to put your arm in and just go by feel.

Now our last step inside the door is to put the new nut on the stud for the handle. You want to make sure the gaskets line up on the outside and we're going to tighten the screw down. Our last step before we put the door panel back together, make sure our handle is working properly, you can close the latch with your finger, push the button, working properly. We'll double check the lock just to make sure nothing got disconnected, close it again, lock it, everything is working properly. Now we know our new Scott Drake chrome door handles look great, they're functional as well. The most time consuming part of the installation is going to be the door latch rods, figure on about an hour per door and you'll be back on the road in no time.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Functional I bought this to replace my pitted door handles. When I first took them out, they looked absolutely fabulous. They have a hollow core and so they are light and don't feel original, but that's what you get with a replica part. First, they gave me two sets of gaskets for the right side, but I just reused my old ones from the left side. I put these handles on and the spring is way too loose and doesn't give much resistance when pushing the button in and it also rocks side to side. My latch worked great before, but these door handles don't open the latch anymore, so they actually aren't even functional. Overall, they look great but they don't actually work as door handles.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement I watched the video and the installation of the first one took about half an hour. The second one took 15 minutes. The little pop up clips that are on the latch assembly can be lifted much easier with a small screwdriver instead of your finger nail. Take your time, the assembly fits through the door opening, it just takes a little finesse.
Date published: 2016-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great fit and finish Great fit and finish on these parts. These will make your car look great with new parts.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from instructions? nice material but where are the instructions! They should be included at that price.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not like original. Would of gave 5 stars but the activation rod to push for opening the door should have been the same size as factory made. When you push in the button, the button wiggles. It should not wiggle but slide in and out with no wiggle. This one will work but it's not what I expected. If this is how they make it and no other choices, it will work but not to my satisfaction.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look Great, Install a little tricky Overall, the look of these are so much better than my old ones. Fit was good, though all my springs and connectors inside the door were bent like crazy over the year so this swap ended up needing a few other new parts and some additional time but the overall finish was totally worth the time and extra money
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks great Just installed the handles looks great but very unhappy with the button , the video he says insert black grommet , there is no black grommet , the button is very sloppy, called customer service ,,,, NO HELP
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great Lighter than factory. Latch didn't fit through factory door opening, had to damage paint to get it through the hole on a 65 mustang. The latch fitting in the opening is the only reason I'm marking it down.
Date published: 2017-09-07
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I bought and installed these the issue is they do not release the door latch. I purchased a new set of rods and the thumb pin does not release the door. It appears the rod is too long or the button pin is too short. My question is what is the solution?

Asked by: Mikes65FB
The rods are adjustable so either the rod needs adjusted or there may be a problem with the latch, like its in the lock position, but if it was working before than it should be a rod adjustment.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2018-10-09

I just installed the handles and the button wobbles , the video talks about installing the " Black Grommet " I called customer service and he gave me the run-around.... Is there a black Grommet ? Can you help ?

Asked by: Wes1966
There are 2 o-rings that should have come in the kit that go on the buttons before they are assembled in the handle.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2018-02-03

Bought these exterior door handles for my 64.5 coupe, after watching the video, there is no black grommet that goes over the back of the button in my set, therefore the button wobbles around, that grommet would fix that problem, where do I get one.

Asked by: JES353
Please call toll free at 1-800-888-6473 and speak with a customer service rep.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2018-02-03

Just installed these but the kit did not come with the "black grommet" referenced in the video? The old one doesn't fit on the newer/larger button. Am I missing parts?

Asked by: Rocko757
If you are missing a part please call toll free at 1-800-888-6473 and speak with a customer service rep.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2018-02-03

Does this kit come in a pair or is the price for one handle?

Asked by: Mark
This kit is a pair.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-07-28

are these made in USA?

Asked by: Fomoco351w
Yes, they are Made in the U.S.A.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2016-05-28

will these fit a 64 ford econoline falcon pick-up

Asked by: stumpjumper 21
Unsure. We've only tested them for the fitments listed. Anything beyond that may or may not work; we just haven't tried it.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-03-02
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