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Old 05-26-2011, 01:32 PM   #15
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I'm thinking that you are looking at an original H20-2 in there Brad. There are a couple of pics in my thread and Melody Ranch had pics in another thread as well. One thing I see in your video is that the skin around the lock is pop riveted on and it definitely would have been buck riveted originally. Sure looks like that skin has been patched at some point to accomodate the new handle.

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I sure hope so, Steve. Thanks for weighing in.

I agree on the ext: I was already confident no door would've left the factory with anything besides a single sheet of aluminum, and the pop rivets add weight to your conclusion. I believe the interior handle being original as well (mine looks like Toastie's) means they may have just replaced the exterior portion.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:57 PM   #16
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We too found several donor locks on eBay when rebuilding our lock. I think we needed to buy two or three partials plus we had the broken one that came on Birdy - then we sent it all out to be re-chromed. A couple of hundred dollars later, we have two complete locks, plus some extra bits & pieces.

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By taking all of them apart and comparing bits & pieces, it was pretty easy to see how they work and what was broken on some wasn't on others. Of the three we have, we have two different inside handles (in pics) but they are interchangable. There also are some that the outside hangle is oriented horizontally and others vertically (like ours), these are interchangeble as well.

They can be found...sometimes you just have to have patience and buy it when you see it, not when you need it.

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:07 PM   #17
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We too found several donor locks on eBay...
...They can be found...sometimes you just have to have patience and buy it when you see it, not when you need it.
Perfect - thanks Shari. It's reassuring to see additional "door gut" photos that look just like mine, and good to know that they come up now and then for N8 and the rest of us.

Having spares of anything that's been out of production for 50 years is a great insurance policy.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:53 PM   #18
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What you seem to have is the guts for what I call a right hand door in a left hand door. The extra lockset I have is the same as yours.

I moved the door in my Overlander and made it swing the same way as yours seems to. The lock was on the bottom. I talked with Dan at Vintage Campers and he was able to come up with the correct lock set for me. My key will be on the top now.

So long story short, you have the right lockset for the left door.
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I see what you're saying. In other words, to use this I'll have to position my handle horizontally, as with the lock is on the bottom the handle would be covering it.

Aesthetically I'd probably prefer to have the handle pointing down, but you could argue it's less likely to be broken off being horizontal; I think people would be more likely to twist it down than pull on it.
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Man, those assemblies are BEAUTIFUL! see, that is why old trailers appeal to us all. The new stuff just cant compare!
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You are correct Brad. You could position the handle up and really have a unique trailer. Will you have the new trailer at Alumapalooza?
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Is this what you're looking for? I have two locksets and one interior handle that came off of a 1947 Spartan.

Both are right hand locks. With your back to the door hinge, the door swings out to the right. That places the plunger and handle to the top.
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Look at the locks that Arrowstream has. It took me a while to find one like his. If you use it on a left hand door the key hole will be on the top and the handle will be on the bottom. I think that this is what you want. The extra lock that I have is the opposite of his
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Wonderful - just sent Arrowstream an email.
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That is the original lock.

I hope you were able to get the lockset to work, you have the complete assembly now.

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Keeping the thread alive... I bought the NOS handle referenced above. It was on the American-flavored eBay, fyi - not sure why it didn't show up in your search, N8.

Took the interior plate off the inside of the door to determine how much of the original setup remains. Exterior handle is gone (with the resulting holes patched) but I'm hoping the "lockset guts" were left alone.

Can't quite tell if it's the same as yours, BradS. If not, I'll certainly be interested in yours if it isn't already spoken for. I can't remove it completely right now to be sure... but I'm feeling semi-confident at the moment since the handle is lining up with the guts. That's shown in a little video clip of the situation:

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There is a lock and handle on ebay -3 days left and it's at $125 now.

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Hey guys ~ wanted to ask if anyone with the venerable L54 / L55 / H20-2 lockset has ever had one that's stuck. I bought one off eBay last week, and it appears to be seized. I cleaned the rust off in a white vinegar bath and oiled it up.

No dice. Would love opinions on how to fix without breaking it. Video attached:
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For starters, from the last locksmith I worked in a hospital with ...
"Anyone caught using anything other than LPS-1 on a lock will be shot on sight."
99% of the time, any malfunctioning lock, door, cabinet, padlock outside, vehicle, antique, etc. was miraculously cured with only this lube.
NEVER oil or graphite.
http://www.lpslabs.com/product-details/560
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