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I'M no longer LOCKED OUT

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,930

    from norcal

    I don’t think you can unlock a deuce door with a key if the handle is in the locked position, at least on my avatar...hence knowing I can reach the door handle through the cowl vent. But it will lock by throwing the passenger door into lock then the drivers door, then exit through drivers door.
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  2. That's what I'm afraid of. HRP
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  3. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 785


    This does suck..... Any way to pop a grommet or unbolt something on the front of the firewall, then use something like stiff wire to get to the door handle? Gotta be a way :mad:
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  4. Mel
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 544


    I was just about to say access through the battery box in the floor- presuming your battery is still in that position. Well, a small slice in the carpet that is under the seat would be better to me than smashing some glass.

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  5. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,358

    abe lugo

    Place an order. Week and 40.00. Still cheaper than new non-matching glass.
  6. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,246

    Staff Member

    Just call a locksmith.

    They have tools - you don’t.

    They have these inflatable balloons that flex the door just enough to slip and hook or wedge plate to open doors.

    Call the lock smith and get it done
  7. We broke one of those trying to remove the pins on Dave's 40 coupe. HRP
  8. That's exactly what I plan on doing Monday morning. HRP
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  9. ffr1222k
    Joined: Nov 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,135


    I had to call one on my OT car once. He charged me $50 and that included a key.
  10. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,773

    Jalopy Joker

    bet that you have a BF hammer that fix most anything
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  11. Believe me I thought about it until common sense kicked in. HRP
  12. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,644

    from Berry, AL

    I'd still try the wedges in the door jamb trick. All you need to do is get it far enough away from the jamb that you can work a stiff wire in there. The heavy plastic strapping works great, too. My kit has both. I just want to get one of those cool pump up bags.
  13. The '32 Ford does not have a overlapping door like the Model A, it is flush mounted with about a 3/16" gap, I just don't see any way to accomplish that.

    Again, I'm going to call a locksmith tomorrow, I don't have to gain entry today and I see where their service is higher on the weekend & holidays. HRP
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  14. 19Eddy30
    Joined: Mar 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,066

    from VA

    Hot rod Primer , I did not read all the posts , If still locked Out , jack car up & I would try going from under Car threw the Brake peddle opening with a rod to door handle,
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  15. Such Suspense! :confused: Wish I were there. I would have 4" out of top by now!:eek:;) Good Luck my friend.
  16. Mark, did you forget I buy my cloths in the men's Big & Tall department, not the children's department like yourself :D

    Seriously, I have owned a couple of chopped cars and as much as I like them I am too tall for a chopped car. HRP
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  17. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,413

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Do you have stock door locks?

    If you do can you pull the hinge pins and pull the front of the door out or forward far enough to unhook the back?

    I saw you mentioned you had new check straps, don’t know if those are too short to try....

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  18. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,358

    from Seattle,Wa

    With what probably broke in the latch mechanism your most likely going to have remove hinge pins anyway just to open the door and fix the latch.

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  19. I guess Ford figured this problem out by 33 as mine locks from the inside by pulling the handle up. That said I tried using the key, even though I already knew better, to unlock it and it does not work.
    Call a locksmith if you like but if you are using the factory lock pretty sure you will just be getting an extra key out of it. An expensive one at that.
    Good luck
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  20. bobj49f2
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,804


    I don't think that's a hard rule on this board :rolleyes:

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  21. glrbird
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
    Posts: 539


    HRP, while you have your thinking hat on, is there a way to prevent this in the future?
  22. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,146

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Agreed, If you're going to have to pop the driver side pins to get the door open to do the latch repairs, have at it. At least the 32 is at home.
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  23. This will take some practice, but it works.

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  24. Here is another method that might be successful using a regular drill. I have not tried this one, but I have seen many videos like this.

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  25. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,984

    from California

    a guy I worked with had a chain with what must nave been 50 of the old Chevrolet keys on it. he loaned it to me so I could find one that worked and get a key made for my car... so what you need to do is find the guy with 50 old Ford keys, or call your buddies and have them come over with whatever keys they have.
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  26. Something like this ain't 100% preventable, if what I think happened the latch spring might have broken and I suspect age has a lot to do with that, in the future I will try to remember not to lock the passenger door from the inside.

    The way Ford designed the latch if the passenger door is locked from the inside the door lock key is useless, it will lock & unlock the door from the outside as long as it remains unlocked from the inside of the car. HRP

  27. dirt t
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 4,718

    dirt t
    from Kingman,AZ
    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    As a retired lock smith I cain't tell you how many cars I opened by the passanger door. Also I always used the passanger door . As Customers and amateurs do the drivers door. And they usually caused damage in that door.
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  28. That is what I said. I think the door straps will not be an issue. If the doors have never been off, it may need heat and that is a problem.
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  29. You are not that much taller than me!:rolleyes: Well at least we both feel the same way about Ford door locks.:p SC 030.JPG
  30. ^^^^^^^^^ Brothers of Different Mothers ^^^^^^^^^. :) HRP
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