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    Hi I am the owner of a 73 roadrunner. The car is pretty decent has a 440 and body is relatively nice. I have been having a problem with the drivers side door however. I need to locate a latch assembly as well as a new exterior handle. I broke it off the other day the latch was taken out and one of the parts was snapped tack welded and I have not looked yet but imagine the weld snapped. I went to open the door the door did not open I gave it a tug and ended up snapping the left side of the outer handle and it dangles now.
    Anyhow I am hoping someone knows where to find these parts I have been searching with no luck at all.
    Thanks in advance
     
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    here is a pic of the car

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      Door handles are easy to find, available from the major parts places, but Jeff at 521 restorations is a good source and a member here. Here is the link.
      http://www.521restorations.com/index.pl?page=bbody&sub1=Door Handles

      Regarding the latch assembly, you will most likely have to source it used. I had to replace one on my car last year and found a used one, so check the classified section here and of course ebay.
       
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      welcome to FBBO nice looking road runner
       
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      Welcome.
      Don't forget the door hinges. Worn/sagging hinges are most likely the root cause of your latch/handle issue.
       
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        g'day from Australia :welcome:
         
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        Welcome aboard from NJ. Very nice 73 you have there, Best of luck with it. By the way. I'm a Packer fan!
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        Thanks for the information I may have a local lead but if that falls through I will definitely look into provided info
         
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        Those are the handles. I was thinking on getting a used one from a local source (if they come through) however both of my handles are painted so I could live with a pair of chrome or black handles that match. I am pondering painting the handle or having it done.

        This helps by giving me another way to think about doing the job. I hate the broken door thing.....
         
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        thanks to all for the welcoming replies I am glad I joined this forum it seems like a great group of people
         
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        Welcome.
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