Altman Easy Latch 1953-1956 Ford TruckRead more...
Altman Easy Latch 1953-1956 Ford Truck
The Altman Easy Latch kit is a vehicle specific, bolt-on, bear jaw rotary claw latch kit. Our kit features contoured jam plates to match the features of your vehicles doors. Our bear jaw rotary claw latches are each designed to work with the stock exterior handles, interior handles, and the exterior door lock cylinders of the specified vehicles. Each piece of our bear jaw latches are zinc plated to fight corrosion. The internal claws are case hardened and black oxide coated. Each kit comes with everything you need for two doors. The Altman Easy Latch kit will have your doors opening and closing smoothly and safely. All of our kits are designed, manufactured, and assembled here in the USA. Each of our Altman Easy Latch Kits are available for those that wish to use them on a shaved handle application.
are these made in the us or imported???
All of our Altman Easy Latches are designed and made in the USA
Will I be able to install your latch kit in my 56 Ford as a replacement for existing bear claw latches? My truck has no exterior door handles.
That depends on how the current bear claws are installed. Download and read over our instructions, and make sure you will be able to utilize the template to make your cut out. Other than that, if the door has not been drastically altered, it should work.
I have your kit AEL 5356SH plain steel,is that latch plate available in polished stainless or chrome.Also my kit did not come with wrinkle strap for inside handle operation.
The kit for the 53-56 F-100 do not come with the replacement straps because the stock ones are already the correct length and angle. As for the plates, they are only available in mild steel.
Hi there. Should the latches work with the stock lock mechanism on my 56F100? It seems that the locks don’t reach the latch mechanism. Please advise. Thanks . Gregg
You can use your stock lock cylinder along with our Altman Easy Latches. Included in your kits hardware you will find 2 small stainless steel lock cylinder replacement pins. You will need to remove the 2-prong pin from your stock lock cylinder and replace it with the one we provided.