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Technical 1932 ford pickup door lock options

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by evilchevy, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. evilchevy
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 138


    I have a 1932 pickup ford with original door levers and system.
    what is the best way to convert the driver door opening system to be lockable and can be open from outside.
    only the passenger door have a lock and can be open from outside.
  2. Ford didn't offer that option, the only way I can think of is to find another passenger side latch and modify it along with the drivers side latch to accommodate the locking mechanism part. HRP
  3. I once had a Model A that had one of these for door locks.....:eek:
  4. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,157

    Mat Thrasher

    You could do a locking handle. All though I did a quick search and didn’t see locking pickup handles, just car.

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  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,077


    Most of the big C stampings of the left latches had the spot where the lock cylinder would go. Even the holes in the stamping are there. But I think the cylinders and their cams and stuff are side specific, so you'd need to find a lefty cylinder to swap onto your latch.

    I recently found a perfect left 32 latch that has a 5-window length handle arm, and a lock cylinder on it. I'm going to use it on a 5-window, but I'm sure it was originally made for something else. Maybe it's a right side fordor rear?
  6. I put car handles on my 34 truck because I like the look of them better and they both come with locks.
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  7. k32t
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
    Posts: 294

    from Hog town

    put a remote power window mech on the drivers side and reach in and lift up the handle
  8. I second the 34 handles. Locks on both sides then.
  9. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,785

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I believe United Pacific offers a left side PU latch with a locking mechanism?
  10. acme30
    Joined: Jun 13, 2011
    Posts: 175

    from Australia

    Correct I had a set of crapped out originals that I was going to rebuild for my pickup but in the end purchased a set of the new United Pacific ones. They were a good fit and option for me.
  11. evilchevy
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 138


    thanks for the reply, will check with United Pacific and look at 34 handle option, but I think I looked at this and didnt like the "curvy" look of them.

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