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EFV-8 Club Forum / New 1940 Ford Book / 40 outside door handels

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thunder road
01-12-2018 @ 3:58 PM
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Was their more than two different length's of shaft on the 1940 ford outside door handles? The coupe and front doors of the sedan's I believe had long, and the rear door's of a four door had short right?

Domenic

kubes40
01-13-2018 @ 6:54 AM
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There were deferent lengths of shafts respective of the model they were being installed upon. The convertible handle is yet another variance with its reverse threaded end.

Mike "Kube" Kubarth

TomO
01-13-2018 @ 7:35 AM
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Here are the different lengths and the models that they fit:

Convertible 3" shaft
Tudor 2.60 shaft
Fordor Rear 3.10" shaft
Fordor Front and Coupe 3.20" shaft
Sedan Delivery rear door 3.32 Shaft

No lengths are given for Station Wagon and Mercury handles in the Body Parts catalog.

Tom

thunder road
01-13-2018 @ 10:01 AM
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Hey Tom, thanks information I have a pair of mint ones coming in, but was told that they would have to be lengthened for the coupe. I was hoping that their were just two variations, same vendor is including some Junkier ones to use for shaft material for lengthen the mint ones. I wanted to have them ready before taking apart the ones that are on my car now. Also I wonder why the Tudor needed a different length shaft than the four door? Domenic

Domenic

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kubes40
01-13-2018 @ 11:29 AM
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The doors are different widths requiring different lengths of the handle shafts.

Mike "Kube" Kubarth

thunder road
01-13-2018 @ 7:00 PM
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Thanks Mike,and Tom , on my car one is original and one is a solid casting chromed piece. I will probably have to wait to modify/ lengthen the pair I have coming in until we go to do the car, and then compare it to the one original existing handle.

Domenic

TomO
01-14-2018 @ 9:48 AM
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You might want to use key stock to lengthen the shaft. The "junkier" ones may be worn in the area that operates the lock. Those measurements are taken from the face of the handle that fits against the door, to the end of the shaft.

Tom

thunder road
01-14-2018 @ 2:37 PM
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Tom how much of the shaft works the lock? If 1/2 inch or so can't I just cut that section off then cut what I need off to make up 3.20 for the coupe. I am getting two Junker ones for material . I want to just bevel both ends and clamp them to a piece of angle and torch weld them , keeping a wet rag on the handle. I hope I don't need to go looking for a Tig. Domenic

Domenic

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trjford8
01-15-2018 @ 7:03 AM
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There are lots of those handles around. Unless you want to do the extra work, you will find some nice ones at swap meets that don't need work.

kubes40
01-15-2018 @ 10:31 AM
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Domenic, I have made many handles specific to the application needed at the time.
I tig weld them while both pieces of the square shaft are held in a "V" block. You'll need to get the shaft very straight.
Most of the handles I've made are for convertibles. I've found it much easier to make a shaft with the proper "reverse" threads on the end and subsequently tig weld that to a closed car handle (shaft).

Mike "Kube" Kubarth

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