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Old 11-08-2010, 08:30 AM   #1
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Default model A trunk handle

Does anyone have any information on the best way to restore a model A trunk handle? I have an early 1929 T shaped trunk handle. It was pretty rusted to the latch and the square part of the handle that goes to the latch was pretty rusty also. the locking mechanism is also broke out of it, I woulld like to rebuild this handle to use on my trunk lid.

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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i would dip the whole thing in the gunk
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:46 AM   #3
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How to restore it?
I suppose first we need YOUR definition of 'restore'.

As with any other part, free up the moving parts,
disassemble and clean and repair all the parts.
Reassemble.

That is so obvious I wonder if I am missing something in your request
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:14 AM   #4
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Default Re: model A trunk handle

I have taken the latch assembly apart, but I was wondering how do I take the handle apart to rebuild it? the locking mechanism in the handle is busted and I wwould like to replace it and also replace the square shaft if possible, I just dnt know how to take the handle apart.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:18 AM   #5
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You must not have a real speed shop if you dont know how to take things apart
First you give it to a 5 year old kid....

haha,
look for spotwelds, drill'em out
re assembly is rosette weld
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:30 AM   #6
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Default Re: model A trunk handle

The handle has no spot welds from what I can see, it looks like the T part of the handle is bent around and crimped to the bottom of the handle which incases the tube part of the handle, I will try to take pics and put them on here. the handle is brass and I dont wont to mess the handle up because the door handles match it and they work perfect.

I do know how to take things apart but just dont want to mess it up, from what ive read and have been told the a T handle model A handle that I have is kinda hard to come by.

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Old 11-08-2010, 09:35 AM   #7
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LOL im trying to keep my distance from the GUNK I think its trying to eat me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:57 PM   #8
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just bring that hing down later and we will get it done dde
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:12 PM   #9
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. from what ive read and have been told the a T handle model A handle that I have is kinda hard to come by.

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Last time i looked in snyders catalog, new t handles were $10
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:22 PM   #10
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chrisntx,

snyders doesnt have the T handle that I have, and there trunk handels are $39 so not really sure which catalog your looking in.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:31 PM   #11
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http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/mo...idedoorhandles

7th item on this page is the only T handle that I know of for a Model A Ford
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:46 PM   #12
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TQ:MOTORS:1123


mine looks like this one, but these have been modified to be used for door handles and not trunk handles. if you read in the discription it states he used a 28 rumble handle to make the door handles.
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