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Re: Let's take a door lock vote [Re: Matt_Texas] #1230090 Tue Aug 15 2017 12:03 AM
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Achipmunk Offline
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my vote, leave it original. Luckily I have the 52 but I never lock it unless I'm sleeping in it. I try never have anything worth more than a pack of gum left in it when I park it. So good.

1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: Let's take a door lock vote [Re: Matt_Texas] #1325717 Wed Sep 11 2019 02:25 AM
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aggie jon Offline
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I've always been curious as to why the lock was on the passenger side and not the driver? Thinking possibly because back then most people parallel parked on the street and would allow you to exit to the curb and lock the vehicle there? spitballing here. I'll leave mine as it is. I honestly doubt anyone could even get it to start, i mean, who thinks about a foot stomp starter pedal?? Mine won't be a DD, but will get driven around town time to time. I figure I'll take that extra couple of minutes, scoot across the seat, and lock it up tight, just in case.

Re: Let's take a door lock vote [Re: twotone] #1325730 Wed Sep 11 2019 06:34 AM
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miraclepieco Offline
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Originally Posted by twotone
At times it can be a pain in the rear, like when you've got new truck parts, groceries (beer), or some other obstacle sitting on the passenger seat and you can't slide in or reach across to lock or unlock the door.

See why I got a panel truck? Tools, parts and groceries stored safe and dry in the back.

My vote on door locks: Keep it original.

1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: Let's take a door lock vote [Re: Matt_Texas] #1336617 Fri Dec 06 2019 02:26 AM
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cmayna Offline
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My '50 is the same. I simply do not bother to lock it. Don't ever leave anything of major value in the cab.

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Re: Let's take a door lock vote [Re: Matt_Texas] #1336621 Fri Dec 06 2019 02:52 AM
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delux54panel Offline
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I re-keyed another push button to fit the same key, and put it in the driver side door handle. Simple, boom, bam, done!
There may have been some shortening of the push button shaft, it was 25 yrs ago.
Now one key fits the whole truck. Front doors, glove box, ignition, rear barn door, gas cap.

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