Topkick/C3500HD handle conversion. Repro parts.

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  1. Joelvv

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    Looking to see who would be interested in this conversion. I've been thinking about getting some reproduction parts made up. Would likely try to sell it as a kit, for 2 doors or 4 doors. I'm thinking with the current price of handles, and what I'm thinking it would cost to build these parts, it'd be around $110 CAD shipped for the front doors, less for the rear doors.
     
  2. Bob L

    Bob L I'm Awesome

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    If you are including handles in the kit it seems very fair and I would think you could sell some. I already have them on my truck and would not even consider going back to the lift handles. If I had a customer come in again with a broken handle I would recommend the upgrade due to durability and ergonomics, they are just a much better setup but some would still prefer the smooth look of stock.
     
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    I'd buy a full set for my Suburban in a heartbeat. Even better if I can get a fifth for my barn door, but I know the linkage is different so that might not be feasible for you to sell.
     
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    I’ve got two sets for sale currently in the for sale section.
     
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    I'll buy the hell out of this. The $150+ people are asking for used handles is almost understandable, if it weren't for the fact that they always need paint and look like trash.
     
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    any updates?
     
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  8. dave_erald

    dave_erald Live the dream, or die of dysentery

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    Love me the topkick handles. Although...I will eventually need to replace the driver's front, the other three are good.

    Some airhead put a bunch of pop rivets thru mine. Thing isn't even broke. Like...what hell??
     
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    I've got to get my handles installed. I've been stupid busy recently and can't seem to string together enough free time to get it done.

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