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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by robert graves, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. robert graves
    Joined: Nov 2, 2018
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    robert graves

    Anybody know where to buy new door latch mechanism for 1946 ford Pickup
     
  2. Doublepumper
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    They're available from Mac's (maybe others), part number 81C-811850/1.
     
  3. Deuce Lover
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    Bob Drake Reproductions has them listed for $275 a pair.Fits 1938-47 trucks all the same
     
  4. robert graves
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    robert graves

    Checked with Macs and drake, both say discontinued, any other suggestions
     
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  5. Doublepumper
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    I checked around and see they are temporarily unavailable at all the typical sources. Might contact Chuck's Trucks and see what he can do for you. Good luck!
    http://chuckstrucksllc.com/
     
  6. robert graves
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    robert graves

    Thanks
     
  7. F-ONE
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    You can fix it if you have it. Usually it needs the spiral spring.
    It’s a pain in the butt to do.

    More detail needed....,

    What do you have to work with and where. Inside the door?....The post?
     
  8. 51504bat
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    Ask over on the Ford Barn. Several guys have NOS parts.
     
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  9. robert graves
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    robert graves

     
  10. Deuce Lover
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  11. robert graves
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    thanks , I called him , he is looking for me
     
  12. Try Dennis Carpenter reproductions. HRP
     
  13. sloppy jalopies
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    This is the future...
    In the past there was enough interest in buying repop parts for often retired guys to set up and build 500pcs. of a part... lots of guys, lots of different parts, most fit.... now the old guys have stopped building the parts and there are not many pups stepping up to fill the void...
    and the old guy Chinese aren't making repops that fit...
    I don't see the interest in buying parts increasing to the point of guy gearing up to build 500 more of a part...
    so... if you want a part don't put it off thinking they repop it so it will be there when needed...
    gave my snyds catalog to a buddy, needed something... found an old 2002 copy, there was a bunch of parts offered then that are gone now... spend your $1200... or some of it...
     
  14. gene-koning
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    If you can't find a Ford door latch, maybe you can make a door latch for a 39-47 Dodge truck work. Dodge used the 39-47 cabs on all the military trucks up until the mid 70s. www.vintagepowerwagons.com re-pops the Dodge latches. Gene
     
  15. robert graves
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    Thank you very much for the information
     
  16. If you are considering non-stock latches, I can help you out. See my signature.
    Have you taken a close look at your original latches to determine what is not working good on them? As suggested, the springs can break. Or can just be worn surfaces that can be welded to build back up.

    Sent from dumb operator on a smart phone
     
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  17. Good used off of eBay. That's where I got mine for the '41.

    Or you can try the Early Ford Store in San Dimas, Ca.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2020
  18. whateverit takes
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    from new york

  19. whateverit takes
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    These are off my 40 Pick Up.
     

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