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Username Post: 62 impala door lock cylinders        (Topic#358739)
Posts: 10

Reg: 08-14-19
11-08-19 06:44 AM - Post#2779771    

How’s it going Chevy family. Question, I need to order a lock cylinder kit for my 62 Impala. I have 2 options, short or long cylinders for the doors. I do not have the original door cylinders. I pulled the panels off and checked the door lock mechanisms, looks like it uses a rod to lock/unlock the door, but of course the rod is missing too. I’ve searched for an answer but I keep coming across “get the cylinder type that is already in your doors.” Can anyone lend a hand, or have a 62 impala they can check for me real quick. Thanks !!


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11-08-19 01:44 PM - Post#2779794    
    In response to OnlySSilver

I would suggest that you purchase original used cylinders and the lock rods, rather than buying reproduction parts. You can have a locksmith key them all alike along with the ignition switch.
Do you have the lock retainers? Here is a picture of the door on my '62 station wagon, showing the retainer partially pulled out.

This is what the retainer looks like out of the door.

Also, the 2 door cars use a different lock rod than the 4 door cars, so what is you car? When posting questions, it is always best to tell us the particulars of your vehicle. I have a friend that might have the parts that you need, however, he asked me for the body type, and I couldn't tell him. The locks themselves are the same, and the only thing that changes on the locks themselves, is the tab on the end. Those are right and left hand specific.

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Posts: 10

Reg: 08-14-19
11-08-19 04:58 PM - Post#2779803    
    In response to junky

Thanks for the help, I have a 62 impala coupe. The lock retainers are also missing. The guy I purchased it from lost his garage in a fire and all the moldings and small misc parts went up in flames, door lock cylinders, trunk lock cylinder, even the keys are gone, so I had to remove the ignition lock in order to turn on the car after I bought it . Which brought me to look into just buying an entire lock kit.

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Loc: Arizona
Reg: 03-13-09
11-09-19 05:28 PM - Post#2779861    
    In response to OnlySSilver

I just installed some new ones on my 74 truck. They were the reproduction type from Rock Auto and way different than the ones the truck had on it. Took a 1/8 NPT die and thread the back and put a nut down on it that held everything in place.The missing linkage I have a 68 Impala I could look at but I don't think it would help you.

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11-09-19 11:33 PM - Post#2779880    
    In response to OnlySSilver

I have pictures I can post of the locks and the rods that are necessary to hook to the door latches.
do you need a ignition switch and a trunk lock? glove box lock?



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