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Tech??? Locking of roadster/coupe Deck-lid

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AV8-Rider, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. AV8-Rider
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
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    I've changed the hinges on my 28 roadster from a rumble seat to a deck-lid.

    I would like to see some ideas/pics for locking the lid.

    I'm gona use a remote opening (cable), and no stock handle outside.

    Would like to see some pics of the stock locking system or your homemeade way.
    Some usable old Ford parts that could be salvaged would be nice.

    Paul
     
  2. robster
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  3. drhotrodmd
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    How about leather belts with buckles bolted on the outside.
     
  4. AV8-Rider
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    :D
    Always a solution!

    and
    I do have soem duckttape

    Paul
     

  5. Bruce Lancaster
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    Check out the '32 three windows and various '33-4 models--they used remote lock from inside on rumble seat cars and a latch nearly identical to Model A. I think there was some sort of direct rod from a little door handle in package shelf rim to rumble latch--not at all sure--but obviously you'd want to run a cable from that handle through decklid to latch. I think Bob Drake catalog plus an olde choke cable will get you where you want to be.
     
  6. robster
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    I just picked up a bonnet locking mechanism from an early VW. It has a round arrow shaped rod which can bolt to the deck lid. This fits into a female spring inside a locking release housing which can be bolted to the drip tray area underneath and inside the deck lid.

    The advantage of this system is that when you release the lock, the spring pops the deck lid/ hood up and you can get your hand under to open it. Other setups I looked at release the lock, but still require additional springs to pop the deck lid up.
     
  7. AV8-Rider
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    Thanks guys.

    The long old Choke cable is on the shelf, and I have found an A rumble lock in a box. Did not remember I had it.
    Will probaly be able to work something out of that.

    Paul
     

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