'34 door latch

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'34 door latch

Postby DarcyG » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:00 am

The door latches that came with my car/s are clearly not original. Through the local club I have access to the two attached options, both Singer and both will work, but.

My question is if I use the option with the attached lever arm, how does this work with the internal door trim? Can someone post a photo, most likely from a 30s sedan.

The body on these cars were assembled in Australia from local supplies, so I have considerable licence in determing what might have been "original"
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Re: '34 door latch

Postby Peter McKercher » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:00 am

Darcy,
The second one should be as close to correct, although you don't show what's at the opposite end of the bar where the inside door handle would appear . I don't see the one with the lever arm working, as the entire mechanism should remain under the door upholstery panel. If neither work, I would just go with the single handle on the outside of the door. Frankly, I don't think I have ever used the interior door handle. I always reach outside the door. It just seems easier.
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