I'm pretty sure the door handle itself will not work unless you change the insides of the door. I happen to have some '85 style door handles kicking around somewhere and thought about installing them on my '83, but it was a no-go. However, it might not be hard to change over the internals either, haven't really explored that option.
Let me guess... you '82 door handles broke off? Well, my '86 door handles broke too. I think they're both crappy design. I just JB Welded them back together and they work fine.