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Technical 32 Ford trunk latch/handle

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by lcfman, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. lcfman
    Joined: Sep 1, 2009
    Posts: 276

    from tn

    I have a 32 Ford 5 window coupe United Pacific body and need the trunk latch/handle assembly complete. I looked and Bob Drakes site looks like they have the components. Since I have never installed one of these assemblies I am seeking any suggestions on parts and installation. I know I have to drill a thru hole in the deck lid so I want to get it right the first time.
  2. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,275

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    When I did mine I first installed the latch then found a drill bit that just fit thru the square handle hole in the latch and drilled into the metal just enough to make a good mark on the outside skin, removed the latch and finished the job. Probably not the way many would do it but it worked for me.
    pprather likes this.
  3. Gary, I did basically the same thing with the exception of using a snap punch tool to make the location of the holes. HRP


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