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Old 01-02-2012, 10:19 AM
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Question Drivers side A pillar assist handle

I am wanting to put a left (drivers) side window pillar assist handle like the one on the right side. Do these come on any models of the F150, like a 4x4? I have a 2x4 XL regular cab.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:30 AM
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I am wanting to put a left (drivers) side window pillar assist handle like the one on the right side. Do these come on any models of the F150, like a 4x4? I have a 2x4 XL regular cab.
Not on any late model F150's.
I been bitching at ford to bring them back. I used to have them on previous trucks. Slipped off the wet running board and nearly took a dive just the other day when getting in. If enough people would ask for them, they'd bring them back.
To me, it's a safety issue and i don't believe a steering wheel is ment to be used to pull myself in.
The last vehicle we had, that had one on the driver side was a 2008 Escape, which sure came in handy. And it was lower the my 150 4X4...i don't get it

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Old 01-02-2012, 01:44 PM
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They stopped making and installing them for the same reason they stopped painting the interior bottoms of the doors.

I wish they still had them, too.

I just use the steering wheel.

I weigh 165lbs, tho.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:41 AM
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there is an air bag in the driver A pillar. I saw it while installing my stereo system. Don't know about pass side. Also I noticed missing paint in many locations on my truck.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:12 AM
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the missing grab handle sucks. they put it on all 3 other spots but not on the drivers. how stupid.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:37 AM
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Yep, first thing and pretty much the only thing my wife bitched about when we picked up the new truck....She wants her handle back.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:32 AM
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Bar none, the only thing I don't like about my 2011 Screw compared to my 2005 Scab. I miss that damn handle everytime I climb into my truck, especially during the months when ice and snow builds up on the running boards. I slipped last month and landed right on my knee, hard. I try not to use the steering wheel if I can help it, but since that fall I've been doing just that.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:18 PM
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Oh man that's too bad. I just slide right in mine, no handle or running boards required. Guess lowered trucks do have their advantages.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:33 PM
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The new trucks sit so low from the factory that that handle is pointless. I do think it should be there, but it doesn't bother me and i don't really notice it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:49 PM
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Hummm ..... Wonder if the F-250 / SuperDuty A'pillar is the same as that of the F-150 ?
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:07 PM
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Hummm ..... Wonder if the F-250 / SuperDuty A'pillar is the same as that of the F-150 ?
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If it did work you'd have to weld nuts to the a-pillar for the handle to be properly secured....
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:22 PM
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Guess lowered trucks do have their advantages.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:35 PM
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Yep, first thing and pretty much the only thing my wife bitched about when we picked up the new truck....She wants her handle back.
I want my F%#!kin handle back too. Damn brilliant Engineers.
My old headlights would be good too.......and my old audiophile system was much better than this crappy sony.
If I had all that....this would be an almost perfect truck!
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The new trucks sit so low from the factory that that handle is pointless. I do think it should be there, but it doesn't bother me and i don't really notice it.
My 2011 sits higher than my 2005, so I'm assuming by "new" you mean anything built after the 80's?
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