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Username Post: 47 TRUNK KEY DOOR        (Topic#347664)
Broo102 
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Broo102
Loc: RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA.
Reg: 09-30-14
10-14-17 10:13 AM - Post#2710843    

Can anyone tell me how to R & R a key door for the trunk handle?
Its the cover that hides the lock. I have a donor but I dont want to break it.
Thank you!

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
raycow 
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10-14-17 10:45 AM - Post#2710846    
    In response to Broo102

Are you asking about the spring-loaded cover that rotates out of the way so you can insert the key? If yes, this diagram suggests that the cover was not offered as a separate part. This very likely means that it is not possible (or at least practical) to remove and/or replace it.
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/parts/1929_54...

I'm sorry this isn't the answer you were probably hoping to hear. If your donor is an intact handle assembly, why can't you use it as-is?

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Broo102 
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Broo102
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10-14-17 11:34 AM - Post#2710853    
    In response to raycow

Hi Ray
Hows everything? Havent heard from you in a while.
Yes, this is the spring loaded cover for the lock. My other handle is bent and the weld detached from the spindle. I tried everywhere to get it rewelded, no one will touch it. I was told pot metal cannot be brazed etc.

I was just wondering if the door could be removed & then transplanted.

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
raycow 
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10-15-17 11:33 AM - Post#2710923    
    In response to Broo102

Hi Broo -

It's good to see you still have the 47 and are posting here. Not much new with me. I'm still hanging on here in SF and breathing in the smoke from that fire up north.

It's been while since I had anything with a handle like yours, but I remember that there was no obvious way to get the cover off the handle without damaging it.

However, if you are willing to experiment with the bad handle, low temperature solder alloys are now available which are designed specifically for joining pot metal parts. You still have to be very careful when applying heat because of the low melting temp of the pot metal, but it might be worth a try.

https://www.google.com/search?q=solder+for+p ot+met...

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Broo102 
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11-05-17 07:25 PM - Post#2713381    
    In response to raycow

Ray
Good to hear youre doing well. I actually saw the ad for "muggy weld" a 350 degree soldering that works on pot metal. They say pot metal melts at 750.

The only problem is they want $59 for it, but I do need to weld the pot metal that hangs to the rear window frame, cant get those anymore!

Thanks for the link, I will look into that too. The fault is mine I tore it apart thinking they are easy to reassemble for chroming. That was a mistake!
Let me know if you ever make it down to LA
Take care
Bru

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


Edited by Broo102 on 11-05-17 07:36 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
raycow 
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11-06-17 10:30 PM - Post#2713535    
    In response to Broo102

Bru, you are still on my list to meet up with the next time I visit LA. I will keep you posted as trip plans develop.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Broo102 
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Broo102
Loc: RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA.
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11-15-17 09:19 PM - Post#2714586    
    In response to raycow

sounds good Ray, looking forward to it.

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
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