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February 24, 2017, 4:45am Report to Moderator

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Now I might be wrong here but bear with me.
I am rebuilding the doors on my Vitesse 6 in preparation for fitting them to the body.
I had a look at the outside door handles and as we know the right one has a key lock and the left one just a button press, on lhd cars it will be the other way round.
A minutes staring and I came up with the idea of taking a barrel out of a spare rh door handle and swapping out the press button on the lh one. It all went surprisingly easy and looks like it will work once I get the locks keyed alike.
But will it work and is this all that is needed to convert both doors to key locks?


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Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
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February 24, 2017, 8:42am Report to Moderator

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Early cars had key locks on both sides...

13/60 (1500 o/d) Estate

Eastbourne. E.Sussex.

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Early cars had key locks on both sides...

although they were a different type of lock.

ISTR that to get the doors to operate 'normally' i.e. release from the inside, you need to remove (or move) a pin in the mechanism.  BUT, I am not familliar with the operation of door locks, catches.


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should work from what I remember all the lock does is stop you pushing the button in .
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