Register now to get rid of these ads!

1953 Chevy 3100 pick up

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deana, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Deana
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 5

    Deana

    I have a 1953 Chevy cab just ordered so not the original. I was told that it makes a bit difference where you get the door latches.

    Some are not as good as others and I want to start out right and avoid headaches.

    Any ideas or hints?

    Diana


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  2. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,872

    jetnow1
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Do you want stock or aftermarket? Most of the suppliers have stock style but these are not the best at holding the door closed, though I have never tried new ones. The aftermarket style bear claws are much
    safer but will take a little more work to install. The Altman easy latch kit has a good rep but is a bit pricey. Some have robbed latches off smaller cars such a vw's and had good results.
    I ordered mine from a member here who makes them, much better price than Altman and seems like
    a quality piece, though I have not installed them yet. Unfortunately my CRS means his contact info
    escapes me, perhaps he will post it for you. I can say his customer service was excellent.
     
  3. DIYGUY
    Joined: Sep 8, 2015
    Posts: 883

    DIYGUY
    Member
    from West, TX

    http://www.hotrodlatches.com/default.asp
    This is who jetnow1 is referring to. I have purchased from him as well. Great parts and service.
    I have Altman on my 52 and love them. Almost true bolt on.
     
  4. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,872

    jetnow1
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Yep that is him. Thanks for giving him the credit due.
     
    DIYGUY likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.