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    Early Econoline Door Latches

    13-ball
    13-ball


    Number of posts : 87
    Location : moab, ut
    Registration date : 2020-07-23

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    Post by 13-ball Wed Dec 21, 2022 1:17 pm

    Here's something I learned today.  

    The passenger door on my project E100 pickup would never latch very well.  The shaft of the latching cog(?) rides in a sheet metal hole which was worn kind of badly.  No adjustment would get rid of the rattle motion.

    I couldn't find latches to fit an Econo so I was considering to cut it apart, weld up the hole and re-drill it the right size.

    Then I came across these NOS latches listed for a 1961 - 63 Falcon.  They fit perfectly in my 61 EPup.

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    The original latch on the right.  The NOS Falcon latch on the left.

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    I just happened to see pics of these and thought they looked the same.  Googling "Econoline Door Latches"  didn't turn up anything useful for me.  I hope this info helps someone in the future.
    Barnabas
    Barnabas
    Vintage-Vans Listings Manager
    Vintage-Vans Listings Manager


    Number of posts : 2011
    Location : Raleigh, NC
    Age : 64
    Registration date : 2011-01-16

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    Post by Barnabas Thu Dec 22, 2022 7:58 am

    Thanks for sharing.
    Otto
    Otto


    Number of posts : 126
    Location : Portland, Oregon
    Registration date : 2020-09-02

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    Post by Otto Thu Dec 22, 2022 11:17 am

    That's great to know, thanks for posting.

    BTW, outside door handles for the Falcon will interchange too. May just need to cut the plunger down a bit.

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