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Offline 06Daytona

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Door locks
« on: July 02, 2010 - 01:38:39 pm »
When I bought my Cuda there was no door key with it. Since the car gets its inspection papers tomorrow night and the insurance on Sunday if I can find a place that sells it, or Monday if I can't find a place on Sunday I decided that I should get the locks working. I pulled out the handle and picked up a new set from Auto Zone for 14 bucks. When I took the handle out I noticed that the actuator arm for the outside lock was missing. Can someone that has their car apart post a pic of what it looks like so I can fabricate a new one? Or is the actuator something that I can grab off a K car or something?
1972 Cuda 340 4 barrel 4 speed that looks like a 71
2006 Dodge Charger R/T Daytona
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4X4
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible (Kidmobile)
1972 Dodge Charger 318 auto
1970 Challenger 440/727 auto
1973 Plymouth Duster 340/auto (Making it Panther Pink for the wife)
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid (It doesn't save gas, it just diverts it to the Cuda/Challenger)
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Offline MEK-Dangerfield

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Re: Door locks
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010 - 02:49:46 pm »
I don't have one available to take a picture of, but the rod is thicker than a close hanger. The left and right rods are different. I just want to mention you might try looking down inside your door for the rod. Where the rod attaches to the door latch, it is held on by a plastic clip that clip may have broken allowing the rod to fall off.

Mike

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Offline 06Daytona

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Re: Door locks
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010 - 02:53:13 pm »
I felt around the bottom of the door and didn't feel anything, but I'll check again just to be safe. I have various sizes of welding rod here, so I can probably find something close.
1972 Cuda 340 4 barrel 4 speed that looks like a 71
2006 Dodge Charger R/T Daytona
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4X4
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible (Kidmobile)
1972 Dodge Charger 318 auto
1970 Challenger 440/727 auto
1973 Plymouth Duster 340/auto (Making it Panther Pink for the wife)
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid (It doesn't save gas, it just diverts it to the Cuda/Challenger)
In desperate need of more property for my growing Mopar family

Offline 06Daytona

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Re: Door locks
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2010 - 05:41:33 pm »
I double checked the bottom of the door and there was nothing there but a few random pieces of old sand paper. I've searched online for pics but I didn't find anything that would even give me a rough idea of what it needs to look like.
1972 Cuda 340 4 barrel 4 speed that looks like a 71
2006 Dodge Charger R/T Daytona
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4X4
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible (Kidmobile)
1972 Dodge Charger 318 auto
1970 Challenger 440/727 auto
1973 Plymouth Duster 340/auto (Making it Panther Pink for the wife)
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid (It doesn't save gas, it just diverts it to the Cuda/Challenger)
In desperate need of more property for my growing Mopar family

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Re: Door locks
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010 - 09:06:50 pm »
Hang in there.

 I can't possibly begin to describe them to you. When I first got my car, my rods were removed too.   :screwy:

I could never lock the car(insert swear words here). I did find a set of the door lock rods on E-Bay, and I still see them pop up occasionally. You might also want to contact Stephens Performance as they are a Mopar salvage yard. Word of warning there is you usually have to pay thru the nose.    :22yikes:

  http://www.stephensperformance.com/

Mike

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Offline drewcrane

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Re: Door locks
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010 - 10:52:38 am »
here is a pic of what i think you ar elooking for, let me know if this helps,i can take a better pic if needed and i might be able to help you find the part if you can figure out what you need let me know





Offline 06Daytona

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Re: Door locks
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010 - 03:28:24 pm »
That's exactly what I'm looking for. The actuator bars from the lock to the mechanism are missing. I have the bars for the inside locks and the handles. In the pic it's the thinner of the two short bars. It doesn't have as many bends as I thought it would. I was talking to the guy with the 72 Chally that I'm looking at night, and he thinks he might have a set of bars around his shop somewhere.
1972 Cuda 340 4 barrel 4 speed that looks like a 71
2006 Dodge Charger R/T Daytona
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4X4
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible (Kidmobile)
1972 Dodge Charger 318 auto
1970 Challenger 440/727 auto
1973 Plymouth Duster 340/auto (Making it Panther Pink for the wife)
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid (It doesn't save gas, it just diverts it to the Cuda/Challenger)
In desperate need of more property for my growing Mopar family

Offline brads70

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Re: Door locks
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010 - 03:30:41 pm »
 :2thumbs:   you will also need the plastic clips that hold them on too. Tom at R/T specialties has them. If your comming to Carlisle......?
Brad
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