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Kindig It Door Handles

Wondering if anyone has installed a set of the Kindig IT smooth door handles on a '66 GTO.

Looking for "something" custom and was looking at the Kindig or maybe a stock set off of a '69 / '70 GP.

Any input would be great...


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The Kindigs are pretty wild looking, definitely contemporary custom (like Chip Foose and Troy Trepanier). Being a traditionalist, I like the idea of the '69-'70 Grand Prix handles...Pontiac on Pontiac. Guess it depends on how much fabrication is required and ultimately what makes you feel good about your car. Luck on whichever way you go.

(I'm keeping the stock handles on my "68 as they look "custom" compared with the new cars/trucks all over town. Also keeping the wind-up window cranks...simple, dependable. and they fascinate my neighbor's 5 year old son who has only seen power window switches in his life time....he must have cranked the window up and down 20 times with a grin on his face. Definitely a potential convert to our "cause".)
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The Kindig handles are the one thing I see on his cars that I don't like. They look cheesy and insubstantual to me, unlike all his other mods, which are first class and very, very well executed. Taste is subjective, though.....and mine's on the conservative side.
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Being a traditionalist, I like the idea of the '69-'70 Grand Prix handles...Pontiac on Pontiac.
+1000 if you can find them...I do believe they are being repro'd but not the mounting plates. I have a friend who used two sets on his 65 Catalina 4 door custom...they are just about the coolest .
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The Kindig handles are the one thing I see on his cars that I don't like. They look cheesy and insubstantual to me, unlike all his other mods, which are first class and very, very well executed. Taste is subjective, though.....and mine's on the conservative side.
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Alky, no doubt. And nothing says 'Classic Hot Rod' more than a Blown, alcohol-chugging BBC!! (that ought to get the comments coming, but it is pretty true!!)
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I suggest keeping the standard '66 outside handles for original look - but then, I'm kind of a GTO purist preferring a stock look - replate originals if needed
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