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Username Post: window and door latch springs        (Topic#369440)
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09-08-22 03:15 PM - Post#2847040    

I have searched this topic on 3 tri-five forums.... and MUCH variety to the answers... 8<|
My 55 210 Handyman came to me with:
- short conical springs
- long almost cylindrical springs
- intermediate length cylindrical springs [are these stock, or modified (shortened)?].
I have lost track of which spring was where, except for the rear windows which have long cylindrical springs....
Looking at the length of posts that the window cranks and the door latch handles mount on, I would GUESS that the rear side windows, door latches, and main door windows all could use the short conical spring. There seems to be PLENTY of spring pressure using the short conical springs; use a longer spring on the vent window's longer post.
ALSO, the rear side windows, door latches, and main door window mechanisms all have a raised diameter that matches the large inside diameter of the short conical spring; press the spring onto the protrusion for a slight press fit.... to hold the spring in place while assembling the upholstery; NOTHING like that at the ventilator crank, BUT one of the cylindrical springs has a reverse wind. Perhaps used at the ventilators; the start of the first spring coil slips over door sheet metal to hold the spring in place while assembling the upholstery; therefore a left and a right side spring for the vent window??

Does anybody KNOW which spring type went where at the factory? I have not found relevant info in my Chev manuals.

1955 210 Handyman
Had it since late 80's


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