1965 Barracuda door issue

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  1. Robert Corrigan

    Robert Corrigan Detroit Rob

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    Wondered if someone could clear something up about a door correct issue. So I bought a supposed 1965 dart door for my 1965 Barracuda but the lock cylinder hole is circular but my Barracuda other door is a small hole with a notch. Wondered what I really have here and if I’m screwed because the dart door is ready for paint. I’m kicking my self for not checking the cylinder hole earlier. I was told even though a dart door it would still work fine. Let me know and thanks.
     
  2. 65 Dartman

    65 Dartman FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    What you have is a 66 door and other than the lock cylinder opening, it will work and fit just fine. I’m not positive about the glass but the basic door will be OK

    EDIT: If you gotta have a 65 door, I have both a passenger and driver loaded door that cane off a 65 Barracuda
     
  3. Michael Brisebois

    Michael Brisebois FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    We certainly do go to extremes, don't we!

    When we were kids, we would have put anything that fits the hole and loved it.

    I'm that way as well. I don't a screw for the hole...I want THE screw for the hole.

    I understand your frustrations after getting it ready for paint, but if you have a buddy that points that out as an "inconsistency"....he's really "no buddy" at all.

    Opinion humbly offered...even if it wasn't asked for
     
  4. 65 Dartman

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    I’ll add a little something - chances are, only you will know the door locks are different. Only if both doors are wide open will you or anyone else see the locks are a little different (slightly smaller on the 66-later locks.
     
  5. Robert Corrigan

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    Sounds like I’m hosed. Guess I’ll have to weld in a patch then cut the proper sized hole in the door. Other then the hole will the 65’ windows and guts fit? I have other doors that have all the hardware and original cylinders and keys that I am planning on swapping hard ware from.
     
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