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Old 08-25-2019, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default Mystery Door Handle

I found this in my Ford stuff today. I don't remember where I got it but, as you can see, I'm sure that I got it, at least for the V8.

Any Ideas what it's off of?

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Old 08-25-2019, 08:14 PM   #2
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No idea- can't see it!
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:40 PM   #3
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Sorry, I got called away before I could up load them.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:43 PM   #4
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Looks like the rumble seat handle on my 37.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:07 PM   #5
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It is an aftermarket die cast (reproduction) of a '37 decklid handle. Originals were stainless steel clad over a steel base.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:49 PM   #6
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1937 FORD PASSENGER FLATHEAD ( EXCEPT WAGON ) ....
TRUNK / DECK LID HANDLE
NEW ... REPRODUCTION
PART # 78-702352
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Thank you, everyone. Yes, it is a repro, a magnet won't stick to it.

Is it worth $10?
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:18 AM   #8
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Thank you, everyone. Yes, it is a repro, a magnet won't stick to it.

Is it worth $10?

A magnet won't stick to stainless steel....
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:40 AM   #9
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A magnet won't stick to stainless steel....
True, a magnet may not stick to some grades of stainless steel but it will also not stick to cast pot metal which the handle is most likely made of.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:13 AM   #10
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Worth $10.IMO No.Toss it


The orig looks like this.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1937-FO...UAAOSwTkFc0jag

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Old 08-26-2019, 10:35 AM   #11
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It is an aftermarket die cast (reproduction) of a '37 decklid handle. Originals were stainless steel clad over a steel base.
If the above is true, and it's plated steel, a magnet would stick to it. A magnet does stick to the shank and flange.
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I have an original handle like that on my 30 Ford coupe, have always known it was the wrong year for it. It was on the car when I bought it back in 1957.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:11 AM   #13
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...back in the day, I found lots of the NOS 37 handles w/keys in old Ford dealers. I sold many to owners of 32s, 34s, and others. It was difficult to find 32, 33, and 34 trunk handles in good shape w/keys then & now.
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:37 AM   #14
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n.o.s. ones are still available!
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