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Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« on: November 07, 2013, 02:12:35 PM »

In an effort to determine what hardware may be a good and inexpensive replacement for the original hardware on our early Plymouths could you please post pictures of what you have in your car today and whether you believe it to be original or not.   

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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 10:09:23 PM »


The first picture is from Crazydave's '29U so I'm pretty sure these are original.  They are size I finally found and installed.
Second is window crank handle, escutcheon, quarter window handle from what I believe is a '30U.  The right most quarter handle was in my car, 29U.
Note the finish should be nickel and not chrome plate.

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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 10:56:25 PM »
Once again from the top...

Exterior handles on passenger side.  On the car when purchased; have been re-chromed many years ago.  The lock does work.

(Sorry to forget these previously and apologize for quality)  frank
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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 05:59:03 PM »
The 1st photo of inside door handles appear to be original 1929. They all had that flowering bit on the end. Don't know about the group in the 2nd photo. The outside door handles in both photos are original 1929. They are shared with a couple of off brand cars like Durant. They also used to be used on the doors of cabinets made by STEELCASE. I believe the inside escutcheons are the same as Model A Ford #A48139AR $2.85 in Mac's catalog from Buffalo. The conical springs that hold the door panel out against the escutcheon are also available from Mac's #A48284 .59 cents.  (There's a bunch of stuff in Mac's catalog for 1928-31 MODEL A Ford that will do for our Plymouths. I figure the stuff was made by the same manufacturers back then. For instance the roll down curtain ends are the same as ours. They sell grease fittings for Alemite, hard to find plated slot drive window garnish moulding screws, fender welt, $10 ea. amber or red utility lights to make up removable directional signals,original hard to find small wiper blades. And the catalog is free and they will ship UPS or snail mail whatever you want. Very easy to deal with on 1-800 line.)     

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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 04:31:44 PM »
Here are pictures of the hardware I have for my old car.  I don't know what is or is not origional but I guess the interior door handles are not origional to the 1929







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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 04:17:26 AM »
Photos of my 29 coupes handles

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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2013, 05:52:49 PM »
Highway 59 you have all original correct handles. Chet you have aftermarket replacements from the late 30s for the inside. The outside door handle is correct. I suspect they were replaced when the white metal originals started to break off as the windshield crank of Highway 59's already has. I've included a scan of the Model A escutcheon. The hole is 11/16" and it appears to be 1 5/8" in diameter. I think it's stainless but that gives it the look of nickel plating which they were originally. I think it fits our 28'/29' Plymouths but I may be thinking of later 30s Plymouths? (Sorry for the fuzziness and chatter. It doesn't really look like that!)
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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 04:40:08 AM »

Thanks Bob, 

Great info,  the devil is always in the details.  All these pictures explain lots.

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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 02:55:14 AM »
As noted by "Old Man" the handles and escutcheons shown in the pics from "Highway 99" are the correct ones for the 28-30 Plymouth. There are three examples of original 28's here locally and they all have that design.  NOTE: the escutcheons have the two rings around the outside base.

There is a company "Verdone's" that reproduces them in stainless. I haven't bought any yet as I have a complete set (after 4 years of looking) that I am thinking of having replated (nickel).

If you want you can try - Marge Verdone, 31 Stricklerstown Loop Rd., Newmanstown, PA 17073, Phone 717-949-3341 eMail verdones@evenlink.com

The last price I got from her in 2010 was $432.00 for a complete set of 5 for my coupe.

Happy Motoring, Gary R.

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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2013, 07:23:00 PM »
There is a company "Verdone's" that reproduces them in stainless. I haven't bought any yet as I have a complete set (after 4 years of looking) that I am thinking of having replated (nickel).

If you want you can try - Marge Verdone, 31 Stricklerstown Loop Rd., Newmanstown, PA 17073, Phone 717-949-3341 eMail verdones@evenlink.com

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the info.  I think I will give her a call next week and see if they still make these.  I need all the interior handles.  I don't have a one that is proper for the car.  That would be 8 for the doors, 2 for the opera windows and 1 for the windshield.  That's 11 total,  :o

I'll post the current pricing,  Chet...
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Re: Interior and Exterior 1928-30 (Door & Window Handles)
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2013, 12:03:29 AM »
Wanted to add to the info as to what style handles are correct for the '28-'29 Plymouths. In reading this string the style with the floral design are the originals for our cars. My 1929 Plymouth U coupe came pretty well complete. It has a complete set of interior handles of the design pictured below. All are in good condition with the exception of one door handle that is missing the diameter on the back with the pin holes in it. (scheduled for repair) With the prior style information in mind the question is, what year and model car are mine from? ??? Thanks for all the interesting information on this subject. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Rich   
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