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    Interior handle for prime cargo doors???

    Anyone figure out a good way to put an interior handle on the main cargo door of a chevy G10? Secondary door has them, but I have not seen one on the primary doors. Seems a safety hazard not to be able to escape from the interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnM View Post
    Anyone figure out a good way to put an interior handle on the main cargo door of a chevy G10? Secondary door has them, but I have not seen one on the primary doors. Seems a safety hazard not to be able to escape from the interior
    They did not put them on the primary rear door, to prevent something or someone from accidentally falling out on the road. The primary side door has one. You'll need to source a side door mechanism to swap out if you want a rear door exit handle.
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    Thanks. Does it require just the latch mechanism be replaced or the rods that go up and down to the latches as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnM View Post
    Thanks. Does it require just the latch mechanism be replaced or the rods that go up and down to the latches as well?
    You can re-use the same rods, but they will need to be disconnected from the latch mechanism inside. If you have the opportunity to score extra clips for the end of the rods, get them. They are hard to find, and break off sometimes when you try to remove the rods from the pins on the latch mechanism.



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    Great advice. I found one yesterday at a junk yard. Took your advice and grabbed some extra clips as well, thanks. That junk yard has two second gen G vans, but there isn't much left on them, pretty stripped out and rusted to heck.

    I have an endoscope camera that has really come in handy figuring out how things are assembled and how to get them apart. Was able to look inside the door at the clips and figure out how to separate things. The thing even has several heads/accessories that fit on the end of the camera, one of which is a magnet, another is a hook and also a 90 degree mirror. Well worth the $36!

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    Cargo Door Rod Clips

    KK is correct. The clips that hold the upper and lower door rods to the latch mechanism are in short supply. As far as I know, there is no substitute and no reproductions. Many times, they break off when removed or fall into the bottom of the doors. If anyone has the opportunity to retain or obtain these clips, please do so. It will benefit us all.
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