where to find decent door lock knobs and ferrules?

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  1. ericj205

    ericj205 Veteran Member

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    Is it me or are the ones mady by HELP really pathetic looking, especially the ferrules. Instead of shiny chrome they're dull, scratched pot metal.

    Where can I get a set of nice ones?
     
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    77thor Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I just got a couple of nice ones from National Parts Depot (NPD) ... die-cast zinc and chrome plated... very nice .... $9.95 pair, part# C-10559-3
     
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    I have stacks used we can polish a set for $8 shipped. as per the lock stems I have only found the crappy ribbed ones repop. Hard to find good GM units.
     
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    i went to a salvage yard. they put the same lock knobs in cars all the way up to at least '86. i found a nice set of ribbed ones in a '70 cadillac coupe de ville.

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  5. Major Dad

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    I agree w/ what Scott said. There are tons of them left in the junk yards. Just check any 70's model GM car.

    I'll let you all in on a little secret too. There were many, many parts that were interchangeable among GM cars. You know the rear defroster for the 71-78 model Camaros - I found one at my local junk yard. It was in a 76 Pontiac Ventura.

    So, in short, don't pass over those GM cars made in the 70s. You just might find the gem that you've been looking for.

    By the way - that rear defroster out of the Ventura set me back $5.
     
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    i could kick myself. i was at a junkyard a couple of weeks ago and found an almost skeleton of a '76 camaro. it still had the rear window in and it also had the rear window defogger motor still in it. i didn't have the right tools with me to remove it, so i told myself i'd get it in a couple of weeks. i went back today and they apparently had crushed the car already. while i was there i looked at every other GM car for one. no luck, but i did find a '66 impala that had the same cutouts in the metal under the rear dash where a defogger would go. definetely look at every single GM car at least from 1966 for them. i know i am. i already have a switch from a '73 malibu and a grill from a '66 toronado. all i need now is the motor.

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    yeah, those are them, but i need the ferrules too
     
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    Yeah... I can't say I have ever seen those on ebay before. I would suggest a automotive store like pep boys or autozone etc. I'll check around my area (So. Cal) and see if I can find anything that looks decent and matches mine.

    I'll let you know if I find anything!
     
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