View Full Version : new use for door locks

10-29-2014, 05:34 PM

When I upgraded my car, I wanted it to look original. The door locks were changed to bear claw latches and I had pins installed to lock the doors. I left the door locks in the doors just for show but they were not hooked up to anything. I had some trouble with the pins and was unable to unlock the car because of it. I had Wayne hook up my door locks so they would work the power windows. He set them up so they would run the windows but only in one direction. Since I wanted to be able to either lock the car or unlock the car from the inside should the pins fail, I had him set the passenger side to roll down and the driver side to roll up. Now I can open the window and reach in to open the pins manually when needed.

10-29-2014, 06:11 PM
Are "Pins" those inside door lock push pull buttons that all '53 and on cars have??? :confused:

Sounds way to complicated for a simple minded Stude. owner to understand. :ohmy:
The '47 to '52 Studes. have the best, most solid closing Doors and latches, way better than '53 and on. I would not change what is not broken.

10-29-2014, 07:27 PM
The pins are electronic door pins that secure all 4 doors to the B pillar. It's not Studebaker stuff. Everything was broken on this car when I started.