Door handles for a 58 C182

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  1. timwinters

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    One of my interior door handles stripped out Thursday. I don't know how long Cessna used the same style that is in mine but what I do know is that these are an exact match for mine.

    And I do mean exact*...

    FYI

    (Not that I'd ever order something like this for a plane of course ;) )

    * of course, I guess it's possible that they're an exact match because someone already installed '63 Falcon handles in my plane. :eek:
     
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    I haven't the foggiest notion what you are referring to.
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    Aircraft manufacturers often used auto parts for items like this back in the 40's through early 70's.
     
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    Ford airmotive division. :yes::D Cessna loved em.
     
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    I have often been amused at the fact that Bellanca Super Vikings used the same inside door handles as 1961-1964 Chevrolet Impala, Buick LeSabre, Oldsmobile 88, etc. Sold as airplane parts, the price increases dramatically.,
     
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    Just like a late 40's Chevy vent window handle is an exact match for your window.

    Just sayin......
     
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    Yup, first time I tried to close the door on my 170, I twisted the handle to lock it like any 172 I has flown. Completely broke the latch. That was a painful lesson.
     
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    Hmmm...might have to pick up a couple if I can find them. Mine are okay for now but...

    Thanks for the tip. I knew about the Falcon handles but I didn't know that one.
     
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    A rumor is running around that the Cardinal guys like the automotive handles better due to the splines being bade with a steel sleeve, so I am told.
     
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    Not that I'd EVER put something like that in my 182A, but what year and make did you say? If you really mean '63 Ford Falcon, where in the devil did you find them?

    Jim
     
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    And is the '63 Falcon the only year/model that used these? I'm not sure how Cessna got them in '58 if they weren't used by Ford for another 5 years.


    Jim
     
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    Jim,

    See the link in my original post. It also fit earlier ford models, like the '57 to '63 ranchero. You should be a bit more observant and/or describe what you mean a little more clearly so others can actually help you...

    ...or quit being such as ass to others...

    ...one of the two anyway.

    :goofy:

    (you deserved that one).
     
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    Mea culpa. I didn't see the difference in colors for these and didn't take it as a link, since it is easy to make a nonlink as shown. Thanks for the pointer.

    Jim
     
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    Oh, you mean like this one?

    Window Lock
     
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    Yup...like that one! Thanks, Ed.
     
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    BTW...these are still available at O'Reilly, Advance, & Zone for about $7. A lot easier than using a screwdriver and far less chance of damaging the door panel. "Door handle removal tool"
     
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    Using automotive parts in a plane...... Oh the horror..:eek:..:hairraise:..:yikes:....

    Next thing ya know, some idiot will stuff a car engine in a plane..:eek:.....;)..
     
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    Slightly off-topic (model wise)
    Apparently the overhead trim crank in my Cherokee is the same as a '56 Studebaker window crank. Good thing they're tough and I've never need to replace. Don't know where I'd look for a '56 Studebaker ANYTHING....
     
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    Try....

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    Automotive parts? Even better- the 40s and 50s Cessnas borrowed heavily from 1930s tractor technology.

    You can actually find a lot of early Cessna engine parts at TSC.
     
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    A shop towel, washrag, T-shirt... works just as well, and on hand.
     
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    Updating an old thread... 72 Cessna 172M... 1951-1956 Ford Thunderbird Door Handle BN 7022614-A