Also an effective guard against escaping socks.
User VolcanoTX explains how he fixed his 1966 Ford Crown Vic: The front doors kept getting harder to open from the inside, and then the handle on the driver's side snapped in half. Took the doors apart to find the sheet metal was tearing on both doors. I bought some metal plates from the deck hardware section at Lowe's and some self-tapping sheet metal screws and the doors were as good as new, though I had to take a door handle from one of the rear doors.
So this morning I was awoken by the sounds of construction outside. I then found we had no water in the house. Putting two and two together I determined that the DPW was digging up our connection to the main; apparently to replace our shut off valve, based on visual evidence. We didn't have water all day and they didn't finish the job before quitting time. So they rigged up a work around that I find very amusing. They shut off our mains connection in our basement and then connected our external spigot to our neighbor's spigot. They're back-feeding our system from the neighbor's system. They should be back tomorrow to finish.