Trunk Latches & Lock

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11 Jan 2017 21:44 #32259 by 1748 S
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Thanks George for this info. Are you telling me that both the Cord and the 1935 35 Chrysler Plymouth used the same latch or is the Chrysler latch a close match?

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13 Jan 2017 03:01 #32267 by 1748 S
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Late this afternoon my locking trunk latch with key came in. I have to say I'm really impressed with the condition. I finally understand how it actually locks the trunk too. Best I can say is this appears to have been rechromed too. Having never looked closely at these trunk latches before the best I can say is this is original and not a repop item. I also have not seen the Chrysler latch as was posted be George but know some original cars that I can compare this to easily.

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06 Feb 2017 14:39 #32435 by Dave Henderson
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Cord vs. "Chrysler" locking trunk latches
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06 Feb 2017 14:49 #32436 by Dave Henderson
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The difference is in the cover over the key hole. I've never seen the "Chrysler" version on an actual car, but in the early '70's at Carlisle I saw a trunk lid that had them. The vendor said it was from a '35 Plymouth.
The receiving part that attaches below the lid is the same, for either side. I have found two versions of these, one with a slight bend inward at about the bottom of the "hook", the other smooth.

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08 Feb 2017 18:30 #32465 by 1748 S
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Dave Henderson wrote: Cord vs. "Chrysler" locking trunk latches

Well my latch looks like this but I do not have the cover on mine. My lower valance piece looks like the part on the left with the holes in it.I even have the original bolts and screws with that piece. Seems the more I know.. the less I know... Cords had plenty of revisions as Josh once mentioned long ago.

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09 Feb 2017 14:55 #32474 by Dave Henderson
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Your "valence piece" with holes is the same as on my '37 renumbered '36 Armchair Beverly fastback. The one shown in my picture on the right with integrated studs was one I obtained probably along with the "Chrysler" latches some years back.
You could reproduce a cover for over the keyhole without too much trouble.

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