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37 side panel latch #1308169
Mon Apr 22 2019 11:33 PM
Mon Apr 22 2019 11:33 PM
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Bill Trotter  Offline OP
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Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 232
Iron River Mi.
Already ask this question to a fellow bolter and received pics from him. Thought I would ask here to get more input. Is the rod to move the latch supposed to be straight or have a small bend? One of mine will not even move the latch when the handle on the outside is moved. I am assuming the small rod has been abused over the years and has to much of a bend in it. Thanks for any help. Bill

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Re: 37 side panel latch [Re: Bill Trotter] #1308170
Mon Apr 22 2019 11:43 PM
Mon Apr 22 2019 11:43 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
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I know absolutely nothing about a ‘37 but my thought is, anytime you put a bend in a rod you weaken it. I believe it was originally straight. 🛠


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Re: 37 side panel latch [Re: Bill Trotter] #1308173
Mon Apr 22 2019 11:56 PM
Mon Apr 22 2019 11:56 PM
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Bill Trotter  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 232
Iron River Mi.
Thanks, any and all input on this is great. I am hoping that someone out there has one with no abuse and can verify that it is straight.

Re: 37 side panel latch [Re: Bill Trotter] #1308254
Tue Apr 23 2019 03:23 PM
Tue Apr 23 2019 03:23 PM
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Lightholder's Dad  Offline
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Mesa, AZ
Bill,
I checked the mechanisms on my '37, both sides, and they are straight. I recall having problems with a hood latch on my '42. They are exactly like the '37 and one had bent. I straightened it and that fixed the problem. I think it comes from poorly adjusted latches and then one forces the handle, bending that rod.
Kent


1937 Chevy 1/2 ton
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix
Re: 37 side panel latch [Re: Bill Trotter] #1308281
Tue Apr 23 2019 05:43 PM
Tue Apr 23 2019 05:43 PM
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Bill Trotter  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 232
Iron River Mi.
Thanks Kent, I thought that mine were bent but was unsure. This forum is a great place for issues like this. Bill

Re: 37 side panel latch [Re: Bill Trotter] #1308288
Tue Apr 23 2019 06:28 PM
Tue Apr 23 2019 06:28 PM
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Bill Trotter  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 232
Iron River Mi.
Kent sent you a P.M.

Re: 37 side panel latch [Re: Bill Trotter] #1308306
Tue Apr 23 2019 10:01 PM
Tue Apr 23 2019 10:01 PM
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Lightholder's Dad  Offline
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Posts: 598
Mesa, AZ
Bill,
I am replying here so I can attach a photo. The attached picture is of the right (passenger) side. You may need to adjust the latches on the firewall and radiator surround, fore and aft, of the hood opening. These each have two bolts holding them in place with slotted openings to allow adjustment. The only way I know how to do it is by trial and error. You can observe from the other side. Good luck.

Also, the handles are horizontal on closing/latching.

Kent

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1937 Chevy 1/2 ton
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix
Re: 37 side panel latch [Re: Bill Trotter] #1308308
Tue Apr 23 2019 10:13 PM
Tue Apr 23 2019 10:13 PM
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Bill Trotter  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 232
Iron River Mi.
Lee, that is exactly what I needed. My latch rods look really bent now that I see what yours look like. You have been a great help.. thanks, Bill

Re: 37 side panel latch [Re: Bill Trotter] #1308724
Sat Apr 27 2019 01:51 PM
Sat Apr 27 2019 01:51 PM
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Bill Trotter  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 232
Iron River Mi.
Kent, sorry about calling you Lee, am talking to two people on this issue. After further review my handles are both vertical when closed. The pic you sent is of the passenger panel correct? Not sure why they they are wrong. I am going to try and turn hangles around. Bill

Re: 37 side panel latch [Re: Bill Trotter] #1308725
Sat Apr 27 2019 02:12 PM
Sat Apr 27 2019 02:12 PM
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Lightholder's Dad  Offline
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Posts: 598
Mesa, AZ
Bill,
That is correct, the picture if of the inside of the passenger side of the hood. No need to apologize, it may be Lee who is offended when he finds out you confused him with ME!

Kent


1937 Chevy 1/2 ton
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix

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