My '55 Chevy BelAir Blog

From One Chevy Tri-Five Enthusiast To Another!

Popped and Locked

Since the body and paint takes the longest of the whole restoration, I decided to continue with the smaller details of the car. Being mechanically minded, I like to have all the little things working as they were intended to the day the pulled off the line at the Chevy plant.

This time I removed the door latch/lock assemblies because they were basically rusted in the unlock position. I told myself I would take pictures beforehand so I knew how to put them back together. Guess what I forgot to do? Lucky for me there were three other doors to reference for reassembly.

By taking these assemblies out and cleaning and lubing them myself, I save over $60 per unit! If they have to be replaced one day down the road, so be it. But for now, the restoration continues and saves money too!