Door Handles

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Door Handles

Post by Jim Yergin » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am

The inside door handles on my '56 look identical on the front side but are different on the backside. I assume one is original and the other is a reproduction. Can anyone tell me which one is which?
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Re: Door Handles

Post by Joe Johnston » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:11 pm

I think the left is an original. Look for a Ford logo or part number on each.
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Re: Door Handles

Post by Jim Yergin » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:51 pm

Thanks Joe. I cannot find a Ford logo but the one on the left does have a CDC mark and a part number of N-7022614.
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Re: Door Handles

Post by paul2748 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:52 pm

I agree with Joe
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Re: Door Handles

Post by Jim Yergin » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:57 am

Thanks Paul.
Looking around on eBay I found handles that are described as being originals with both styles of backsides. Is it possible that Ford used two different suppliers in 1956?
The design of the one on the left makes it much easier to remove the clip spring so I am going to replace the one on the right with one like the one on the left.
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Re: Door Handles

Post by paul2748 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:56 pm

It's entirely possible that Ford used more than one supplier on the handles because they did this on other parts.
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