Looks awesome, nice work! I keep forgetting to do this mod. It's now next on my agenda.I used the extremely clever and inexpensive idea of the "bungee ball" manual pull interior release as shown in the forum. It was an easy and inexpensive way to have an interior release for camping. It works great! I realized after installing it that I had completely forgotten to drill and mount the para-cord strap to pull the gate closed with once inside. Feeling lazy and not wanting to take it all back apart to install the woven para-cord handle I had purchased... I dropped $3 a piece on these two different suction cups at Harbor Freight. The littler one works just fine by itself, having all the grip and suction necessary to pull the hatch closed, but the larger one felt like it was practically bolted to the rear hatch due to its increased grip. Just another idea for making an easy rear hatch grab handle. The easiest way to add one, "no holes bored". Ha!
They didn't want to be sued by the parents of children who opened the hatch while the car was in motion, and fell out. Making a child-proof release mechanism would probably be too costly to justify. Does any car come with an interior hatch release?A manual mechanism for escape from within while camping is a safety MUST. Kinda crazy that Honda messed that up.
If you want an upside down door handle... Its not as though i have one laying around, so I'm able to just purchase the side I need.Rotate it 180⁰.