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model A trunk handle

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BillyBobsSpeedShop, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. BillyBobsSpeedShop
    Joined: Jan 6, 2008
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    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.

    thanks
    billy
     
  2. dcroadsters
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
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    dcroadsters
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    from USA

    i would dip the whole thing in the gunk
     
  3. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
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    from Texas .

    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
     
  4. BillyBobsSpeedShop
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    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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  5. chrisntx
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    from Texas .

    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
     
  6. BillyBobsSpeedShop
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    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.

    thanks
     
  7. BillyBobsSpeedShop
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    LOL im trying to keep my distance from the GUNK I think its trying to eat me.
     
  8. dcroadsters
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    dcroadsters
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    from USA

    just bring that hing down later and we will get it done dde
     
  9. chrisntx
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    from Texas .

    Last time i looked in snyders catalog, new t handles were $10
     
  10. BillyBobsSpeedShop
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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.
     
  11. chrisntx
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    from Texas .

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