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Inside Door Handles and Air vents

Hi All,

My project is now back from the paint shop and in pieces that I am slowly
re-assembling. I bought this project in pieces so don't have the benefit of knowing where or how all the pieces
fit together. It has been a learning curve for sure. I have a couple of questions I hope someone can answer or better yet send me a photo. I have looked at the photo section but don't see any pictures of what I am looking for.

1. The two air vents above the front window. How are they held open? Some sort of friction lock? or some sort of a bracket? I don't seem to have anything that would hold these air doors open.

2. Were there some sort of handles on the inside of the doors. The only way I can close my doors while inside is to wind the window down and pull the door shut. There has to be a better way. I can cobble something up but wonder if there was a proper handle when the car was new.

Appreciate your help, this is an awesome forum.

Where Are You From? Kamloops BC Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star (being restored to a delivery service van)

Re: Inside Door Handles and Air vents

Sorry it has taken me so long to get some pictures of my 26 Coup. As you can hopefully see, there is a stairstep bracket in the vent hole that the catch on the vent door engages. As far as the door goes, I have no handles only the indent in the middle of the door. Yes, most of the time I roll down the window to get the door to close (fit and finish not exactly up to 21st century standards :D).





Where Are You From? Grand Junction, CO

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star Coupe

Re: Inside Door Handles and Air vents

Hi Tom,
Thank you for the pictures and response. Like they say "A pictures worth a thousand words". Sure has helped me understand the air vent. I have the door with the clip but unfortunately I don't appear to have the piece that goes into the opening. I will have to try and make one up.
On the inside door handle I assumed there was some sort pull handle other than the one on the sill.
By now I should know not to assume anything when it comes to a 90 year old car.
Thanks again, your response has help tremendously.

Where Are You From? Kamloops BC Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star (being restored to a delivery service van)

Re: Inside Door Handles and Air vents

When I was taking the pictures, I first looked in the passenger side and the stairstep wasn't there so I was thinking that the vent door was just held up by friction. Fortunately, I looked at the driver's side and found the stairstep! Also on the door I presume that there was originally a strap the stopped the door from opening up too far. I don't have anything on my doors and am not sure what they would have looked like.

Where Are You From? Grand Junction, CO

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star Coupe

 

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