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TT latch spring

Post by Ottoparts » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:51 pm

Started working on my latches for my TT doors. That was fun and itself. The latches are now tore apart, unfrozen and glass beaded to remove rust. I bought a door latch kit thinking that the springs or the same. As you can see in the attached pictures they indeed are not. I'm not having any luck so do any of you out there know of a place that sells TT door latch springs?
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Re: TT latch spring

Post by Jim, Sr. » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:57 pm

I can't tell which spring you need?
Just show the one you want. Then show it with a coin the same size as the "snail" part. Also, measure the steel spring stock dimensions so it will fit into the mechanism. I have some trays of door lock spring assortments for cars of the 20's, 30's and 40's.
For example, I have found that a spring for a 1939 Chrysler works perfectly in the latch on 1914 touring and roadster.
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Re: TT latch spring

Post by Ottoparts » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:41 pm

I'm not sure what you mean by measure the stock spring. I did take pictures with a quarter. The quarter is on top, besides, and underneath the spring.
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Re: TT latch spring

Post by Jim, Sr. » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:22 pm

Chris,
I will check to see if I have those springs tomorrow.
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Re: TT latch spring

Post by Ottoparts » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:52 am

Thank you for the help Jim.


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Re: TT latch spring

Post by Jim, Sr. » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:18 pm

Chris,
I checked all of my latch springs, but none matched yours
I'm sorry that I can't help.
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Re: TT latch spring

Post by Ottoparts » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:45 am

No problem Jim. Thank you for taking the time to look.

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Re: TT latch spring

Post by RajoRacer » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:27 pm

I only have 1 but it's similar ?
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