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Inner Door Handle Hardware? Standard vs Deluxe?


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If I am switching my inner door hardware from standard to deluxe, do I need different hardware mechanisms? I already have the panels, the chrome handles, the pull handles, fillers, all the trim….Are there any underlying support parts that are different?

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The latch mechanism that bolts to the door inner is different- the deluxe handle is lower on the door so the deluxe latch mechanism has an added tab spot welded to it to lower the handle position.

Also, there are early and late latches. Early cars have two bolts, later cars have one bolt, the rear edge of the latch has a tab instead of a bolt that slides under the door inner sheetmetal.

I think I have a photo somewhere of the difference as I found this out the hard way...

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Thanks for that!  I probably have the wrong hardware then!

what’s the cutoff for early and late, my car is 71 built in 12/70, but has one 73 door!

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