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    Whats the current thinking on flush door handles?

    Im in the process of resurrecting my old triumph.

    When i did it first time round, i eliminated the door handles, and relyed on an aftermarket alarm to wind the windows down so i could open the door.

    It was troublesome. The alarm that is. Having run anautomotive workshop, i HATE aftermarket alarms.

    So, this time round, for this reason, and practical ones like opening the door, i want to fit some flush style handles.

    But i dont want remote locking. I want something with a key.

    Ive identified omega B as a source of something suitable, but wondered what people are using these days to achieve the desired look?

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    Velar/Evoque would be super trick but no key. And pricey.


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    xj40 jags have pretty flush handles with key locks on both front doors. we're using them (and the jag 'bear claw' catches as they'll hook straight up) on a 46 chevy a mate and me are working on.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    For me it’s got to be MX5 Mk1 handles

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    For me I prefer the original Truimph handles

    I dont think the Omega works - the car is straight lines, and the Omega is sloped/rounded - I think you need something rectangular to match the lines of the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaley View Post
    For me it’s got to be MX5 Mk1 handles

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    Thats an interesting cost effective solution! Complete with key both sides. Thanks for the pointer
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    For me I prefer the original Truimph handles

    I dont think the Omega works - the car is straight lines, and the Omega is sloped/rounded - I think you need something rectangular to match the lines of the car.
    That was my concern too. but im not finding much so far. Id consider the MX5 solution superior to the omega for this reason (aside from availability and cost) Whilst they are rounded at the ends it a symetrical simple shape.

    The Velar or Kingdig stuff from the states fulfil the retangular criteria, but sadly not the mechanical lock part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    xj40 jags have pretty flush handles with key locks on both front doors. we're using them (and the jag 'bear claw' catches as they'll hook straight up) on a 46 chevy a mate and me are working on.
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    A bit to clunky for me on this car. Correct me if im wrong, but these sit ON the door surface rather than in a stamped recess?
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    Yeah, the MX5 look ok.

    I'm not overkeen on the Kindig ones, yes they work well but many cars (imo) look better with the original handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger440 View Post
    A bit to clunky for me on this car. Correct me if im wrong, but these sit ON the door surface rather than in a stamped recess?
    pretty much, but if fitting them to another door it's no problem to joddle a step to recess them in flush.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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