Welcome to Zclub - Australia's Largest Nissan 370Z and Nissan 350Z Forum
Register for FREE to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing topics, give reputation to other members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.


Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

[DIY] Interior - Passenger door handle

6 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Hi all,

 

First post and it's a DIY!

 

Anyway. i brought a 350z with a broken interior passenger door handle (IPDH). i set about to fixingit after purchase but noticed it was hard to find a Left handed IPDH!

 

Tried eBay but had no luck. i found some on yahoo auction japan but it would set me back ~$120 to get it to Australia. For those that want a geunine replacement part number: 80979 cf50a

 

So what i did next was to repair and re-enforce the broken handle!

 

1. Go to Bunnings and buy "make a bracket - 20mm x 200mm x 1mm by Carinya" - $0.90aud

e67d9980-89e2-4eba-8703-192c0104c3c9_zps

 

2. Mark the bend to match the handle.

 

 

3. hammer the bracket on the marked bend

IMG_20150103_213355_zps3d242830.jpg

 

4. Make sure it fits the handle

IMG_20150103_213435_zps15ce949e.jpg

 

5. Cut of excess bit with Tin Snip or Gullotine

 

 

6. Fit it to the passenger door

IMG_20150103_232451_zps16c8d970.jpg

 

7. Snap in the door handle cover

IMG_20150103_234059_zpsad96e465.jpg

 

8. Clean and done ^_^

IMG_20150103_234511_zps9cc3bcfc.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Posted · Report post

Well done. Thats a great job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

thanks!

 

i wished it was originally made with metal re-enforcement. 5mmx3mm of plastic is not the strongest at the thinnest point. originally i wanted to wrapped the whole handle with metal but it means i would had to make holes in the metal bracket to accormodate for the handle cover (did not have a holesaw/drill bit that could achieve this). maybe there will be a V2 when i am bored

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Well done indeed - I did something similar for my oil cooler mount

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Brilliant .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

You sir are a genius! I wish I read this before I got a new handle from Nissan,

  Now I just need the chrome bit to clip on as mines stuffed haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0





  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Invidia HFC
      By harry.egan · Posted
      Where in sydney mate. If possible i might make the journey Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
    • Invidia HFC
      By ChocSoldier · Posted
      I'm in Sydney unfortunately, was about to suggest that though as we're planning a meet this Sunday.

      I'll see what I can do, but like I said, bit hard to find somewhere where you can do it without drawing attention etc
    • P0011 Code (2012 370Z)
      By Trent Bray · Posted
      Anybody have experience with the error code P0011? car is currently with the mechanic...unable to find an actual issue everything is checking out and few things been checked/ replaced but car is still not running right. Initial easier fixes through troubleshooting or stripping it down to access the gasket behind (unsure if it was the galley gasket) are yet to get it going, timing, valves, actuators etc. seem fine as checked once pulled apart a bit... mechanic said he had one or two more things to try then may have to get it to Nissan dealer. Could it be a simpler fix they have overlooked like oil pressure/ filter? but assuming they had already gone their through process of elimination..
    • 370z soft top replacement
      By Cam · Posted
      Hi guys. I bought a 370 roadster recently and when i was checking it out i noticed a little tear starting. i didnt think much of it because my 350 soft top replacement was pretty straight forward, there was plenty of DIY literature and the tops were all over ebay. Now i own the thing, i went looking to buy a replacement top and....err....no literature and next to nothing available. crap. Help? Suggestions? Cheers!
    • Invidia HFC
      By harry.egan · Posted
      Video would be great if you get the chance. If you are ever in the Newcastle area and have a few minutes let me know as i would like to hear it in person. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk