Your truck is correct with only one keyed handle on the drivers side.
My 59 GMC is the same way, and my
dads 57 Chevy truck was also that way. The thinking by
the car and truck makers was to make you get out of the vehicle on the curb
side and not into traffic. This would work if you were alone but if you had
a passenger that
can throw the handle forward for you after you got out
then it sort of defeats their plan. I decided to leave
mine as original as my wife is usually with me whenever the truck is driven,
but it can be a pain if you are
1959 GMC fleetside
>From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
>Reply-To: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
>Subject: [oletrucks] TF door locks
>Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 10:19:48 -0600
>My 57 GMC 102 has a key lock in the driver's outside door handle, but none
>passenger's side. Over the weekend I ran into a guy with a 55-2 who also
>one key lock, but his is in the passenger's door. I have a feeling that
>mine is wrong
>because the "cut" part of the key faces up as it is inserted into the lock.
>I assume that I could find another lock cylinder, have it re-keyed to match
>and install it in the passenger's door.
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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