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TECH: Shaved Door Handles

Want to learn how to wack those bulky door handles off your S-10?  Here's the basic steps you need to do to achieve that custom look.

Step 1:  Cut the old handle out.  Using a whizzer wheel, carefully cut around the door handle and lock, be careful not to cut into the body line.

Step 2:  Using a piece of sheetmetal, place on the INSIDE of the door and tack weld around the cutout.  Use seam sealer on the inside to prevent water from getting between the cracks.

Step 3: Grind down the tach welds to get it pretty smooth, then evenly apply body filler to the area.

Step 4: Sand the area smooth, making sure the area remains smooth and maintain the factory curves in the door.  After the body filler, use spot putty to fill in small pinholes and imperfections in the area.


Step 5: Prime and sand again, you're ready for paint!