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Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:54 pm
by traindoctordavid
Hi, I'm helping a local museum resurrect their 1922 Buick touring car. One door handle is missing, and the others appear to be cobbled together, probably from when it was "restored" back in the 1960s. They are nickle-plated T die-cast handle with two-screw mounting plates and a square shank/ Decades ago they were readily available, but don't seem to be now. Any suggestions where to find some? The ones I remember being sold were brass castings, needing finishing, which would be fine.

Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:45 am
by jeff deringer
The old saying is true. A picture is worth 1000 words.

Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:18 pm
by traindoctordavid
I will see what I can do, have to get access to the car first.

Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:28 am
by hcca
The Horseless Carriage Library may be able to look up what is correct on a '22 Buick. There website is at http://www.hcfi.org/ and you can submit a research request here: https://www.hcfi.org/ResearchRequest.php

Good luck

Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:47 am
by traindoctordavid
I know what the handles should look like, and decades ago they were available (same handle used on a lot of different cars); looking for who might have them nowadays. I should be able to take a picture this Sunday--IF I remember the camera!!

Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:31 pm
by traindoctordavid
I found some, not quite the same, but all four are alike, and will work well for now. Thanks all!!

Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:43 am
by hcca
Congratulations, hope they work well "for now".