Author Topic: 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Exterior Door Handles  (Read 123 times)

Offline 62Wayne

1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Exterior Door Handles
« on: November 30, 2017, 09:26:56 PM »
Had a question on the exterior door handles. Is the only difference the length of the push button rods between the front and rears? Front pins longer and Rears shorter?

I was looking at a few after market door handles from Fusick and Cadillac Parts LTD. They both said they only sell handles for Coupes and that they won't fit Sedans.

Thanks in advance,
Wayne
62 Coupe
62 Fleetwood

Millville, MA

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Offline Clewisiii

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Re: 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Exterior Door Handles
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 09:35:59 PM »
I will not be able to get to my car until sunday.  I have wondered this as well, but have never really compared my handles from my car.  When I get a chance I will take some measurements and photos.
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

Re: 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Exterior Door Handles
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 03:24:33 AM »
According to the parts book: 61-62 exc. Serie 75 front outside door handle: # 4307956 RH, 4307957 LH (both less push button)
61-62 exc. Serie 75 rear outside door handle: 4307956 RH, 4307957 LH (less push button)
The push button for the front door are the same for all models, exc. Serie 75. The push button for the rear door has a different part number.
Suppliers are sometimes ignorant. How can they pretend that their door handles are for coupes only?

Offline rare eldorado

Re: 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Exterior Door Handles
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 08:30:19 AM »
Have you tried opgi or usa parts cadillacs?

Offline Cattle Axe

Re: 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Exterior Door Handles
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 09:36:42 AM »
I think you can use the old rods on a new handle?
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Offline 62Wayne

Re: 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Exterior Door Handles
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 01:13:17 PM »
Thanks Guys and yes for OPGI. Did not try USA yet. I agree that the only difference is the length of the rod so interchanging should work or just trim down the rod on the new one.

Wayne
62 Coupe
62 Fleetwood

Millville, MA

"When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Ronald Reagan