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Thread: why re: drivers side door panel

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    why re: drivers side door panel

    why doesn't drivers side have pull extension to close door, like the pass. side?????

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    Jared Rundell - Registered User JCR's Avatar
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    Birmingham, MI
    My Guess is one or both of the following:

    A - interferes with left arm while driving (hands on the wheel).

    B - Interferes with easy access to controls/ignition at left of wheel.

    I consider it one of the few early 911 design flaws - guess it adds character. I solved the issue by installing some RS door panels - very cool, and pulls on BOTH doors.
    '73 911S #0793
    '69 912_ #0602
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    There is a story out there about Butzi or Ferry Porsche hitting their hand on it, and having it removed. My guess is that that's just folklore, though.

    The solution for a long time was to get a 'passenger' handle from a junk yard in a country with RHD cars. But those are harder and harder to find, now.

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    door handle

    Jack..that makes perfect sense.....duh, I should've thought of that...thnx!

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