Thanks for the insight and suggestions. This will be my next project on the Buick. Yes, the old latch literally broke apart in my hands when I tried to insert a trunk handle. Thanks again guys.
I have a 1931 Series 90 Buick 5 person Buick coupe that is in need of a trunk handle and the entire metal housing mechanism that the handle uses to secure the truck lid closed. I'm really at a loss as to how and go about getting this whole mechanism built or replaced. I see handles on eBay, but I need the metal housing the handle latches to before I get the handle. Any suggestions how to go about building or replacing the metal housing for the trunk?