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Re: 63-66 Door Locks
HFfarms #1401559 Tue Mar 16 2021 03:44 AM
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'Bolter
Several NOS latches on ebay. Will solve your problem for 40 years . After that buy another Nos and you will be good for about 80 years.


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Re: 63-66 Door Locks
HFfarms #1401776 Wed Mar 17 2021 07:43 PM
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'Bolter
I am currently attempting to install electric door locks on my 62’. It is a challenge no doubt. When I find the solution I will share it as it will help with your issue also. In the meantime you can remove a small tab on metal that keeps the door strike from opening your door and that will bypass the ability to look from the inside handle. I will share a picture of the tab later

Re: 63-66 Door Locks
HFfarms #1401876 Thu Mar 18 2021 04:52 PM
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'Bolter
Here are the two pictures showing the locked and unlocked position.

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Locked position
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Unlocked position
Re: 63-66 Door Locks
HFfarms #1402668 Tue Mar 23 2021 07:49 PM
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HFfarms Offline OP
'Bolter
AWSOME! Thank you Steve '62!

This is the exact feedback I have been looking for. Granted I need to go out and tear the door apart again to inspect and troubleshoot it myself, I just haven't had the time as the truck has been busy for weeks on end now. But regardless, when I take it apart ill reference the above.

Since there still seems to be some confusion, this is not a discussion on a worn out door hardware problem, its specifically for disengaging the inside handle door lock which is a totally separate locking door mechanism from the outer key lock and very easily leads to locked-out situations.

Re: 63-66 Door Locks
HFfarms #1406679 Mon Apr 19 2021 04:31 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 480
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Unconventional Thinker
Originally Posted by HFfarms
Fellow Bolters;

What is your experience with the 63-66 body style door locks? From what I understand, there is the inside lock (push the handle into the down position) and then the external lock (on the door handle button that uses the key). Each one is separate such that if you lock the inside door lock and then close the door, the door is locked for good unless opened again from the inside.

Is there a method to just override the inside door lock so that it cannot be used at all? The driver side latch of my '64 is so worn out that the door locks itself from the inside every time you close it. The handle literally falls into the lock position even when gently released. My passenger side still has the "click" that requires the lever to be pushed down to the lock position, but, if you pull up to open the door, and then release it from its upper position, the return spring slams it back down and all the way into the lock position.

After being locked out of my truck again yesterday I am about fed up with the locks and don't even view them as remotely necessary. Its a 2 ton farm truck, anyone who wants to try to steal it wont even know how to drive it.

Additionally, and maybe not appropriate to answer via public forum, but any tips on getting inside if locked out? Both times I have been lucky and my passenger window was cracked. Had it not been, I have zero clue how I would have gotten in. The roof overlap and solid steel doors mean my typical protocols I use on the newer trucks don't work. I am happy to have any discussion on this via PM for obvious reasons.

Appreciate any insight you may have to the door locks. It could be that mine are simply all messed up.

In my experience, if you lock the door using the inside handle, when you close the door it unlocks. All of my '65s have been like that.

Last edited by DoubleDingo; Mon Apr 19 2021 04:39 PM.

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Re: 63-66 Door Locks
HFfarms #1407960 Thu Apr 29 2021 11:43 PM
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Unconventional Thinker
A follow-up on my last reply. I tried this the other night when I got home. I was curious to see if maybe I was imagining the inside handle unlocking when closed in the lock position. Nope, it's true, it unlocks when the door is closed. I wonder if you guys that have it stay locked, if the mechanisms are worn out?


Shane

Shane's Toys...
2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: 63-66 Door Locks
HFfarms #1408430 Mon May 03 2021 02:53 PM
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Posts: 113
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'Bolter
After reading this post, I had to go out and did confirm what i thought to be true, which is that the doors on my '66 do in fact unlock when the doors are closed as well.



Re: 63-66 Door Locks
HFfarms #1408571 Tue May 04 2021 12:27 PM
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'Bolter
I couldnt lock myself out of my 66 if i tried, and i dont even have a door key. Lol. When either door is locked then shut, they unlock. What i do reach over lock the pass door, get out d/s with the window up, reach in the vent window, push handle down the lock driver door. Close vent window. Yea the vent window is not locked, but i dont think many around here know how to gain access through a vent window, let alone drive it. Maybe 1 day, ill get a lock and key for it ohwell

Re: 63-66 Door Locks
glenns towing #1408868 Thu May 06 2021 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by glenns towing
I couldnt lock myself out of my 66 if i tried, and i dont even have a door key. Lol. When either door is locked then shut, they unlock. What i do reach over lock the pass door, get out d/s with the window up, reach in the vent window, push handle down the lock driver door. Close vent window. Yea the vent window is not locked, but i dont think many around here know how to gain access through a vent window, let alone drive it. Maybe 1 day, ill get a lock and key for it ohwell

Back when I was a much younger version of myself, my '65 lacked the knob on the driver's side wind-wing. So I had no choice but to lock the door by reaching in through the wind-wing. I eventually found a replacement knob. Years later I was driving down the highway and heard a clunk on the outside of the door. I had the window down and wind-wing open, and saw the knob had landed perfectly against the door and the mirror bracket. Dumb luck! I carefully reached out while maintaining my bearing and speed, and was able grab the knob and bring it inside the cab before it vibrated off its perch and was forever ruined by the pavement. That darned roll pin had slipped out and I didn't even notice until the knob came off.


Shane

Shane's Toys...
2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: 63-66 Door Locks
DoubleDingo #1408978 Fri May 07 2021 12:59 PM
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'Bolter
Sounds like all da stars were lined up for ya there. Nice save.

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