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RE: [oletrucks] Patch Panels

To: "'A.B.'" <bigfred@unm.edu>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Patch Panels
From: Whittaker Bill G Civ ASC/SMY <Bill.Whittaker@wpafb.af.mil>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 08:09:08 -0400

        You can do it several ways.  I use a magnetic release hidden inside
my rear quarter window on my pro-street coupe.  I have a magnet on my key
ring and all you have to do is swipe it by the  release and it pops the door
open.  You can also use hidden buttons or remotes. It's totally up to you.
I would highly suggest that you forget using your stock latches with any
kind of solenoid system.  The aftermarket bear claw latches are simpler to
use, work effortlessly, and won't hang up.  (Whatever you do, don't buy
cheap bear claw latches, spend the extra $20 and get good ones. This is
experience talking.  Trust me.) You're inside handles will work the same as
they do now.  The actuator rod will hook onto the bear claw latch with no

Bill Whittaker
'53 3100 Hemi
Built Like A Rock
With Mopar Stock

-----Original Message-----
From: A.B. [mailto:bigfred@unm.edu]
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 4:19 PM
To: Bill Broadway
Cc: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Patch Panels

I'm also interested in shaving the door handles, but I dont' understand
the sylinoid concept ( I do know wha ta sylinoid is).  Is there a button
hidden somewhere on the truck that will unlock/open the door?  How does
that work with stock latches?  The stock latches look so complicated
compared to something like those bear claw ones I see in the
magazines. Also, is there still an interior door handle?  Or is the door
also opened via a button on the inside?  Confused as always..

On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Bill Broadway wrote:

> I'm about to order a bunch of patch panels for my '55 2nd series.
> who people have had good luck with, I don't want to order something from
> someone and have to wait a couple months to get it cause it's on
> Also, It's very important to me that the doors on my truck line up and
> properly. Anyone else have any tips? Would there be some big advantage to
> getting all new hinges, as opposed to cleaning up the ones I have and
> replacing the pins? Also, I'm shaving the door handles and adding
> to open the doors ... anyone that's done it, would you recommend using the
> stock latches, or going with some aftermarket universal latch and plate?
> Thanks.
> Bill
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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