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    Review: AeroDramatics Door Handle and lock buttons NA Miata

    These were offered back in the late 1990's by AeroDramatics, sadly this company is no longer in business, and these parts have been out of production for more than 14 years.

    I wanted to show guys some of the older parts like these for identification purposes, hope this review helps out.

    AeroDramatics had 3 parts, all sold separately, the Door Handles, Door Cups, and Door cups.

    Here is a close up of the the door handles



    here is a close up of the lock buttons




    as all the parts are sold separately, you had to assemble everything yourself using rivets and a rivet gun. Not too hard, but you have to buy a rivet gun and rivets if you did not have one. Some of the earlier kits came with rivets.





    Here is what they look like assembled and installed on your OEM Miata door handle bracket.





    And then here they are installed on my miata.





    If anyone else owns a set, please post up some photos for the rest of the members to see !!

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    couple more close ups for good measure




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    ive got a set on mine that are in dire need of a polishing

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    Here's mine, one of my favorite pieces on the car

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    It's been a long time so my memory is fuzzy but I recall KG Works used to have a chrome plastic version of this door handle that was fragile and used to break all the time. So Aerodramatics basically copied that design but in aluminum. Both levers are visually similar to the M2-1001 door lever but they are symmetrical as opposed to the offset lever of the M2 part (which is also very fragile). As I recall, AD had bad customer service, bad communication and couldn't keep up with demand. They eventually went out of business. I know more than one person stocked up on his product before it was all gone.

    Today I believe KG Works has redesigned their door handle in aluminum. See http://www.kgworks.co.jp/eng/4c26-1.htm

    Randy feel free to correct any of this info.

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    any easy way to identify a kg works vs an aerodramatics unit?

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    One is metal and heavy. One is plastic and light. They are otherwise identical.

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    ah i was just thinkin from lookin at em, no real way to tell em apart. upon further investigation though, the units in my car are the nakamae ones, as the locks are a bit different

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    One of these is KGW and the other is Aerodramatics. They are, for all visual purposes, identical.

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    Set I recently picked up used, came assembled as shown. A little Mother's polish and they shined right up!

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    Crap. You just reminded me one more thing my interior needs!


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    You just reminded me that I have a set to sell

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    There is a set for sale here on the forum from one of our active members

    http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....l-door-handles

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