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Question how to remove door handles

and install new ones.

I guess I need to remove these before my car gets painted and also purchase new ones.

What's the best way to go about this?

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You'll need to drill out the old rivets (unless someone has replaced them with something different) under the outside door handle.
Remove the inside door panel by removing the 2 plugs in the arm rest and unbolting those 2 screw, and remove the screws in the diagram below .
Reach inside door and unhook the rod from the outside door handle and then remove the outside door handle like in the diagram below

You'll need these rivets like these to replace the rivets you drill out to remove the handle. 1979-93 Mustang Door Lock Actuator Rivet at LRS - Same Day Shipping!

I suggest you have the body shop install the new rivets because it takes a large rivet gun to install the 1/4" rivets.

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Good explanation STK!! I believe they are 1/4" rivets. I ended up buying one of those rivet guns from Amazon.com for about $25. Had to use it for both the handles and the door lock actuators. So I'm getting my money's worth!!

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Good explanation STK!! I believe they are 1/4" rivets. I ended up buying one of those rivet guns from Amazon.com for about $25. Had to use it for both the handles and the door lock actuators. So I'm getting my money's worth!!
Do this mean that I need rivets to replace the door lock actuators?
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^^^^^^ Door handle......... not the actuator.
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and install new ones.

I guess I need to remove these before my car gets painted and also purchase new ones.

What's the best way to go about this?

Thanks in advance.

ALMOST STK hooked you up on the door handle info. Don't forget to pull the mirror hole cover as well!

Definitely a good call to let the body shop do the install as you don't want to be the one to possible damage your new paint! It is totally doable if you choose to though. Cover the area around the handle in a couple layers of masking tape to prevent any accidents.

If you need to do actuators too, this is the perfect time to do them as the door panel is already off.

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