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What's up with the cheap factory door handles?

Ok, so I buy my '98 Ranger this past summer and the passenger exterior side door handle is broke, making the only way to open the door is from the inside. No biggie.

Then yesterday I'm picking my son up from school and I go to unlock and open the driver's side door and "Snap"......handle breaks. Now my son and I are locked out of the truck and stranded in the school parking lot.

Anyway, ordered two handles online this morning for $25.00 bucks. Hope they're not too much of a pain to replace.
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oh your gonna have fun replacing the handles...theyre rivited on
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oh your gonna have fun replacing the handles...theyre rivited on
Lovely..........just my luck
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just make sure you punch the centers out before you start drilling...that way the drill bit will go nice and straight in the center of the rivet
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just make sure you punch the centers out before you start drilling...that way the drill bit will go nice and straight in the center of the rivet
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that sucks... good thing my handles are metal... advantages of driving a first gen...
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