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I am rebuilding a 55 sedan delivery. In the process I had to take the T handle apart to have it chromed. Now I am having trouble assembling it. Does anyone have instructions on how to do this?

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:hello: hi stetar and welcome. good to have you here.
 

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I haven't had mine apart personally but the local locksmith did to key it the same as the ignition key. Get ahold of a local locksmith and see if they will take it apart for you and make sure its in good working order when you get it back from the chrome place.
 

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I haven't had mine apart personally but the local locksmith did to key it the same as the ignition key. Get ahold of a local locksmith and see if they will take it apart for you and make sure its in good working order when you get it back from the chrome place.
I had new keys made by a locksmith, but I had to remove the lock from the handle to get the handle chromed. Now I am having trouble putting the lock into the handle.

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I haven't had mine apart personally but the local locksmith did to key it the same as the ignition key. Get ahold of a local locksmith and see if they will take it apart for you and make sure its in good working order when you get it back from the chrome place.
Do you happen to have a picture of the cylinder when it was apart? I think that a piece may be missing on mine.
 

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See my question - posted on this same board on 9-28 about a '57 "T" handle. Some really good advice came in about assembly-dissasembly. So, I have mine at an "old" locksmith right now.......I ain't doin' it.

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See my question - posted on this same board on 9-28 about a '57 "T" handle. Some really good advice came in about assembly-dissasembly. So, I have mine at an "old" locksmith right now.......I ain't doin' it.

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I figured out that the lock has a little piece broken off. I spent all last weekend at the AACA show in Hershey, PA looking for a handle and/or lock with no luck. I may have to try to fix what I have.

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Before I got a proper handle I used a garage handle, which fitted the tailgate and mechanism with no modification, something like this, good day.
 
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