Door handles for '22 Buick touring

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traindoctordavid
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Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Post by traindoctordavid » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:54 pm

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.

jeff deringer
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Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Post by jeff deringer » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:45 am

The old saying is true. A picture is worth 1000 words.

traindoctordavid
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Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Post by traindoctordavid » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:18 pm

I will see what I can do, have to get access to the car first.

hcca
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Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Post by hcca » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:28 am

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

traindoctordavid
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Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Post by traindoctordavid » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:47 am

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!!

traindoctordavid
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Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Post by traindoctordavid » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:31 pm

I found some, not quite the same, but all four are alike, and will work well for now. Thanks all!!

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Re: Door handles for '22 Buick touring

Post by hcca » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:43 am

Congratulations, hope they work well "for now".

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