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Sometimes it's just arghh...

Bought some RS door handles for a reasonable price from a fellow pelican. So far so good. Then I thought, ok let's replace the steel profil inside with an aluminum one. Therefore I removed the leather, rubber clamping section thing and made one out of alu as planed:




But now the trouble began. I was not aible to refit the cover because of it's weird concept. It's a leather sheet, clamped between the rubber part, once turned around and then clamped on the metal bar. Sounds easy, but I just did not could, always loose or slipped out, tried glue, no success. After an evening trying and cursing I went a different way, very simple and the result looks better than expected. I only fitted the two clamping pieces and slipped a transparent shrinking hose over it. Heated and tada, a nice handle is born

How do you like?



Of course the bolts and nuts are aluminum as well...
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