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1937 trunk latch mechanism wanted- FOUND

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A friend from Australia need a trunk latch mechanism part 262591 and also the strike plate.  If you have one or have a suggestion on where to get it please let me know.

 

He found one - Stephen Allens has it.  Could use the strike plate if anyone has it.   But they can easily be made.   Thanks everyone.

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Part number 262591 lock was used for 3 years 1936, 1937, and 1938.  Somewhere in my spare part assortment I have the lock as I removed it from a 1938 parts car I used to have.  We need to know what model of car he has as there were 2 different strickers used - 

# 262787 for 1936 & 1937 4 door models W3, W6 and 2 door models F2, F4 and F6

# 262547 for 193;6 & 1937 4 door models W1, W4, W8; 2 door models F2, F4, F8 and Coupe models.

 

The strickers could be fabbed if we had a sample or got the drawings from South Bend.

 

If you need me to start the search let me know as I can provide a lock but not a striker 

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Hello, I'm the guy in Australia SMB refers to .  My car is a 37 Dictator Coupe and I'm looking for a lock and striker plate for the trunk. 

If you have either , please let me know and we can work out how to proceed.  Cheers 

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Here is a picture of it installed.   A drawing can be found at the bottom left on page 129 of the 1936-1946 Body Parts Catalog

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I know I have the latch, I've checked my lists of inventoried parts and it doesn't appear so I will look in the boxes I haven't inventoried  yet.  It may take me a few days but I'll do it as soon as I can.  Thanks for the photos, the 37 striker is different than 38.  Hopefully someone has a 37 parts car but if not it could probably be fabricated..

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On 12/16/2018 at 9:40 AM, Ausstude said:

Hello, I'm the guy in Australia SMB refers to .  My car is a 37 Dictator Coupe and I'm looking for a lock and striker plate for the trunk. 

If you have either , please let me know and we can work out how to proceed.  Cheers 

 

Thanks again guys for your help to try and find these parts for me.  I look forward to hearing if you able to locate the latch.

Cheers 

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Wife went out shopping so I got access to the back of the garage and I found the latch.  Took photo of the 1938 striker plate on my car. Don't have a spare striker so you'll have to get one of those or make one. Get me your address and we will get latch boxed and off to you. My e-mail is george.jensen@sbcglobal.net

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