Door handle upgrade?

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by Mathias Mäkynen, Sep 29, 2021.

  1. Mathias Mäkynen

    Mathias Mäkynen Member

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    Hi!

    I have a Chevrolet 3100 1947 that need new latches, and one problem has accrued. It’s two different doors, driver-side has the push button handle and passenger side has the older turn down handle

    I wonder if it’s possible to upgrade the passenger door to push button handle? Without leaving any holes?


    Would be great if that was possible so I can upgrade the latches to the Altman easy latch kit.

    Or if anyone knows where to get great latches that is sold separately for each door model?
     
  2. Bill Hanlon

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    Does either door have a vent window?
     
  3. Mathias Mäkynen

    Mathias Mäkynen Member

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    Vent window is only on the door with push button handle
     
  4. Bill Hanlon

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    So you have a '52 or later door (push button and vent window) on the driver's side of your 47 cab and a 50 or earlier door (turn down and no vent window) on the passenger's side. Sounds like a Johnny Cash special.

    Trique makes latches for both kinds, but they probably don't make a kit with 1 latch for early and 1 for late.

    I'm no expert, but I'll bet it isn't just a "bolt on" job to mount the '52 and later door hardware on the older door.

    Just a thought: Contact Trique Mfg. directly and see if they would sell you two half-kits.
     
  5. Mathias Mäkynen

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    Yeah I think they took what they found when it was rebuilt

    Thank you so much, I will contact them. Otherwise I will have to go with stock latches that are sold separately
     
  6. Bill Hanlon

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    I have the Altman latches on my 52. Love them.
     
  7. coilover

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    Trique Latch (Altman) HAS bear claw kits for 47-51 AD's, $350. Worth every penny. 1951 AD's had vent windows with turn down handles, only year.
     

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