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Old 06-18-2019, 02:40 PM
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Default 1942 Siebert Ambulance door latch

I have finally rebuilt the wood framed doors on the 1942 Siebert Ambulance. However, I need a right rear door latch. anyone known where there might be a parts ambulance?
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I am not talking as a Siebert expert here but it would make sense that the latch would be the same as a Ford passenger car or at least a woodie wagon. If that is the case then 41 to 48 should interchange and if it is a Siebert special again it should be the same 41 to 48 with them. Time for the more knowledgeable to speak up. Most manufacturers changed little from 41 to 48 due to World War ll especially hard parts.
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Forgot to mention, It's a 1942 Ford Siebert Ambulance.
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Thanks for the reply, It's for the right rear suicide door. Latches to the B pillar.
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When it comes to professional cars, my advice is when all else fails, improvise. I think with the rarity of a seventy seven year old ambulance.
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You say it has rear opening doors/viz hinged at the back. This the way a regular Ford Sedan was made so it leads me to believe its a standard Ford part. Should be available from one of the antique Ford parts vendors. Get yourself a copy of Hemmings motor news and start calling or emailing.
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The made there rear doors by flipping the front to the other side. It would be a standard ford part.
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The made there rear doors by flipping the front to the other side. It would be a standard ford part.
Attached are pix of the door, the latch fits over the wood frame. I have looked at other ford latches, but they are internal for metal framed doors.
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It looks like your wood framing was in amazingly good condition!
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what is the problem with the latch?
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