Trunk Latches

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20 Mar 2003 05:47 #2 by Bill Hummel
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Does anyone know if the Trunk latches for the Cord Cabriolets are the same as those that are used on the sedans?

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31 Mar 2003 03:02 #28 by Dutch Jacobs
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Dunno - mine has a pair of latches that make the term "Trunk Latch" seem like a pun. They look like they came off of a steamer trunk...
The right hand one has a keylock in it, and I couldn't help noticing that the doors have no locks, but the trunk and gas cap cover do.

Sort of an interesting statement about the times when these cars were built, isn't it?


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05 Apr 2003 06:01 #62 by Bill Hummel
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Dutch Jacobs wrote: The right hand one has a keylock in it, and I couldn't help noticing that the doors have no locks, but the trunk and gas cap cover do.
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The passenger side door should have a lock in it....

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07 Apr 2003 05:44 #64 by Brad Waken
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bhummel wrote: Does anyone know if the Trunk latches for the Cord Cabriolets are the same as those that are used on the sedans?


Trunk latches are the same on all Cords. The right side has a lock with a swivel hinged cover on it. The left side has a flat area, no lock. The driver's door does NOT have a lock. Passenger side only.

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14 Apr 2003 06:02 #71 by Dutch Jacobs
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How odd...

This is worth a study in pictures, to say the least. I wonder why it was?

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18 Apr 2003 18:07 #116 by Josh Malks
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One theory is that this was enforced chivalry. The driver HAD to let the lady in first; then she could unlock his door from the inside.

This strange arrangement contributed to the demise of your armchair Beverly style. The lone driver had to unlock the right door, crawl across and reach over the armrest to unlock the inside door handle on the driver's side, then back out and come around.

'Course, it would ave been easier to keep that interior and add a driver's door lock. . .

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