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Old 11-13-2019, 12:47 PM   #3
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Location: Northern AZ
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Default Re: 1955 ford Ranch Wagon door latch.

From the prior thread
Originally Posted by miker98038 View Post
I think the door mechanism is the same on all 55’s. I think 56 used a different (wider) mechanism on both the door and jamb as part of the safety package in 56. So I think it’s the same as my bird. I bought new replacements some years ago and I think they’re still available. Down side is you have to pull the door panel and all the latch mechanism to replace it. It’s worth it, they had a reputation for coming open when new. That’s why the upgrade in 56.
This got me wondering . . . can a 55 be updated to the 56 latch mechanism?
1955 Customline 4dr, 292 2bbl, 3sp
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