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Old 13 Feb 2004, 04:54 pm
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Default Shaved door handles

getting my door handles shaved next week, was just wondering if anyone has this done , did you put door poppers on all four doors or just the front two. i am only popping the front two doors. . did anyone run into any problems doing this project? thanks for all the help in advance
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Old 13 Feb 2004, 05:12 pm
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DB, you having this done around the Bucks County area? Just curious, as I was talking to a friend about doing this some time in the near future.... [:X]
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Old 13 Feb 2004, 05:36 pm
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I think shaved looks cool, but thats alot of work for the final results, and what happens when your battery runs dry??
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Old 13 Feb 2004, 07:58 pm
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yobiebs getting this done locally , one shop is putting my door poppers in on the 23rd of feb, and then a body shop around here is doing the rest.. nice shop a couple of buddies that work there,, theres a place in levitown that does all custom work, they took a white pt cruiser shaved the handles, filled the body lines and put a airride in for that car.. you can check it out. i think they told me just 300.00 to put just my front 2 poppers in, and they were pretty expensive on labor.. when i get it done if you want, i will the body guy if he wants another car to do. he is only charging me 100.00 a door..
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Old 14 Feb 2004, 11:18 am
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We have door poppers on our panel and the battery tends to go dead pretty fast if you keep opening the doors. Make sure you have extra key with you.
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Old 14 Feb 2004, 07:16 pm
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re: flat battery
i have seen done on a number of street rods that have the shaved handles amd door poppers is that they have a set of remote mounted battery terminal posts installed to provide a place that a jumper cable can be attached in order to supply electricity to the car if it has a dead battery. sometimes these posts are brass or copper. they can be mounted on the outside edge of a frame rail (but still tucked out of the way) or in a wheel well. most of the locations that i have seen are underneath the lower side molding. you would need some pretty stout wiring from the battery to the remote posts (welding lead can be used 0 or 00 size) in order to get enough juice from the jumper to the dead battery. just think of the embarassment that this mod could save.
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Old 14 Feb 2004, 08:15 pm
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Old 15 Feb 2004, 01:12 am
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Make sure that the body work is perfect before you allow then to paint the area. I have seen several PT Cruisers, done by different shops, that had bad results. When the paint shrinks, which it does according to my painter, the poor welding and/or filler work shows up and it doesn't look good at all.
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Old 15 Feb 2004, 11:48 am
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re: flat battery
There are kits that come with a back-up battery.

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Old 11 Jun 2005, 01:16 am
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Anybody know of these kits or other solutions to the dead battery problem once doors are shaved. I was thinking of upgrading to a diff. battery.
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