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    Door lock popper trigger button question

    Okay guys so i have been trying to figure out where I can locate some very special door locks for my 55. My very first 55 had shaved door handles but the door locks remained which did lock and unlock. But not only did that do that they were also the trigger button to activate the door poppers

    i didnít install these so Iím not sure where they came from and I can not locate anything like them anywhere. Does anyone know of these types of door popper buttons? Or know where I can try to look? Iíve asked every door pop company and no one has any idea.

    I started to think maybe they were custom made. Does anyone have any ideas how you could make them?

    Any help would be grateful! These are the things that keep me up at night!
    Michael T
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    Mike, do you mean the late '40s Lincoln type that were so popular with customizers in the '50s?









    There is a fellow over at the HAMB who reproduces these in polished stainless steel......

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-stock.922645/

    Hope this helps,

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    Harry why are your pictures little boxes with a red X


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    I have no idea, Nick. I posted them straight off the guy's classified listing at the HAMB. Try clicking on the link below. That should take you right back to the source and you can see them there......

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-stock.922645/

    In his ad, he also lists his website and contact info.......

    http://www.logic-industries.com/LincolnButtons.htm

    And there are frenched patch panels for anyone who wants to countersink the buttons so the top of the button is flush with the door skin. Pretty neat for those who like this '50s custom touch.

    Best regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma57 View Post
    I have no idea, Nick. I posted them straight off the guy's classified listing at the HAMB. Try clicking on the link below. That should take you right back to the source and you can see them there......

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-stock.922645/

    In his ad, he also lists his website and contact info.......

    http://www.logic-industries.com/LincolnButtons.htm

    And there are frenched patch panels for anyone who wants to countersink the buttons so the top of the button is flush with the door skin. Pretty neat for those who like this '50s custom touch.

    Best regards,

    Harry

    Harry,

    ive seen these articles during my search. It’s the same idea but mine were the acutal door lock. I think the previous owner of my first 55 must have used the concept of the Lincoln buttons and inter grated it into the door lock of the 55’s.

    He ran the electrical wire to the back of the locks and from what I think is when you pressed the lock in it completed the circuit which activated the door popper.
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    Interesting! I've never shaved the door handles on my cars. Only the hood and deck lid when I did anything along those lines back in the early '60s.

    I had a '50, a '51 and a '52 Chevy long time ago. The outer door handles on those cars had a button you pushed to unlatch the door and this button was also the keyed lock cylinder for that door (no lock cylinder mounted separately from the actual handle as the '55 and later cars had). Perhaps he incorporated the '49 to '54 door lock cylinder into a bezel similar to the one the late '40s Lincolns used? These locks are reproduced now......

    https://www.ebay.com/p/1949-1950-195...=nc&opts=opick

    Good luck,

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    Okay Mike, I guess I'm not seeing the point of discussing outside door handles or exterior lock buttons since you're trying to shave the doors, right?

    The way I'm understanding what you want is to control the door solenoids with the interior door LOCK knob shown below, correct?



    Describe how you want these to work. My understanding of the function of shaved doors is you close them just like any other door, but to open them a solenoid is used to pull on the latch and open it, replacing the rod that would normally go to the inside door handle, or in parallel with it.

    Are you trying to eliminate the interior door handle, and use the lock knob to open the door by energizing the solenoid? If that's what you're trying to do there are a few ways it could be done. One way would be to use a 5-wire electric door lock master lock motor. The master door lock motor has a switch in it that drives the slave motors on the other doors. That switch could be used to trigger the door solenoids.
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    With any setup like that, you also want to make sure you have a way in with a dead battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma57 View Post
    Interesting! I've never shaved the door handles on my cars. Only the hood and deck lid when I did anything along those lines back in the early '60s.

    I had a '50, a '51 and a '52 Chevy long time ago. The outer door handles on those cars had a button you pushed to unlatch the door and this button was also the keyed lock cylinder for that door (no lock cylinder mounted separately from the actual handle as the '55 and later cars had). Perhaps he incorporated the '49 to '54 door lock cylinder into a bezel similar to the one the late '40s Lincolns used? These locks are reproduced now......

    https://www.ebay.com/p/1949-1950-195...=nc&opts=opick

    Good luck,

    Harry
    I love the old stuff but on this Bronco I'm doing, rather than shaved, I'm using a flush handle to the door skin that looks like the old handle but gives the illusion of flush yet still mechanical actuation. They're from Kindigit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    Okay Mike, I guess I'm not seeing the point of discussing outside door handles or exterior lock buttons since you're trying to shave the doors, right?

    The way I'm understanding what you want is to control the door solenoids with the interior door LOCK knob shown below, correct?



    Describe how you want these to work. My understanding of the function of shaved doors is you close them just like any other door, but to open them a solenoid is used to pull on the latch and open it, replacing the rod that would normally go to the inside door handle, or in parallel with it.

    Are you trying to eliminate the interior door handle, and use the lock knob to open the door by energizing the solenoid? If that's what you're trying to do there are a few ways it could be done. One way would be to use a 5-wire electric door lock master lock motor. The master door lock motor has a switch in it that drives the slave motors on the other doors. That switch could be used to trigger the door solenoids.

    Not sure how else to explain it so you understand. I’m talking about shaved door handles on the outside of the door. The guy who owned the car before me did it. The exterior door lock was left in and it somehow, by pressing it in like a button it activated the door popper solenoid to open the door.

    not sure if it was a part that was sold or if it was custom made. The door lock still worked to lock and unlock the door.
    Michael T
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