What is the trick to removing the inside door handle on a '49? I have gotten the outside handle and the latch assembly loose from the door frame but haven't figured out the next step. Recalling my history, I have not yet unleashed to brute force solution to free the handle. Should I?
I am interested in this as well for my newly acquired 49. I'd imagine there is a clip .......I went out and looked in the dark with a flash light. The small piece of the trim ring around the handle pushes in and it looks like there is sum sort of pin holding the handle on.
The intererior bezel is spring loaded. Just push the smaller portion of the ring towards the door (or pull the bigger ring away from the door) can't remember right now, and you will see a small pin holding the handles on. The same thing for the window cranks.
Push the pins out and pull the handles off. That's it.
What is the purpose of the material that I've seen inside of the door frame behind the regulator (opposite of the inspection panel). This stuff was factory applied and now looks like a dried plaster-ish coating.
What is the cure for an exterior door handle that doesn't move the latch mechanism despite being properly seated? (This is the reason I needed to remove the latch assembly in the first place.)