Thought I would start another thread on restoring the outside door handles on a 1970-74. These are the long ones which are ~6.25 inches long. Please note: in order to do this they need to be disassembled which requires grinding (or filing) the peened over pivot pin ends and then drilling and tapping them for a special fastener purchased from Mcmaster-Carr. If this sounds like too much trouble, try buying the repops but I've heard they aren't any good, but I don't know from first hand experience. I've always tried to restore the original parts whenever possible. The first step is to remove the springs and then with a file (or grinder like a Dremel) file off the peened end of the pivots. Once the end is filed flush with the door handle, you should be able to CAREFULLY with a small punch such as a nail set tap out the pin. Support the area around the pivot pin with a small socket clamped in a vice. Once the pins are out the stamped inner part can be separated from the zinc die cast (pot metal) chrome outer part. Send the outer part to your favorite chromer and pay about 50-125 to have them chromed, depending on how badly pitted they are and how much plating costs in your area. You may also want to have the stamped steel inner bracket zinc plated and yellow chromated. It doesn't show so that may be optional. I do my own zinc plating and chromating so I did it. Step 2 is to modify the pivot pins to be able to reuse them. When you filed off the peened ends, it obviously rendered them un-peenable to reassemble. What I ended up doing was to put them in a lathe and drill and tap a 4-40 hole so that I can use some special truss head screws available on McMaster-Carr here: https://www.mcmaster.com/#90015a245/=1dtcx42 The low profile truss head screw is low enough to allow assembly into the stock opening in the door. When done, they will look like this: When you get the parts back from the plater, you may need to file the pivot holes open to allow the pins to fit back in. Depends on how much copper-nickle-chrome the plate shop used. You should have the following parts at this stage: Reassemble by lubing the pivots with a good grade grease and putting a drop of blue loctite on the threads: Carefully put the spring back on. I soaked mine in some Evapo-Rust and soaked in oil. That seemed to bring them back. New nuts can be found at AMK part number B-13436 for $3.00 each. New plastic gaskets can be found at most of the normal places. I got mine from Southern Camaros. Part number 9827572 A bit of work, but well worth it.