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Deuce door handle question

Tom

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#1
I have accumulated a few door handles, and pulled them off of the shelf during my garage cleanup/out. I noticed that the shafts are different lengths, and thought that maybe y'all could help ID them ?
2 were supposedly 3-window door handles (bottom left, top right), and one of the others, bottom right of the pic, is off of a 5-w. I think. Do any of you have some door handles that you can compare these to ?
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Tom

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#4
John, thanks. I knew about the curved base/flat base. What I'm curious about is the differences in the length of the shaft. Do the bottom left and top right look correct for 3-w ? And the top left has a much longer shaft - is that possibly '33-'34?
 
#5
John, thanks. I knew about the curved base/flat base. What I'm curious about is the differences in the length of the shaft. Do the bottom left and top right look correct for 3-w ? And the top left has a much longer shaft - is that possibly '33-'34?
Tom.Long shaft 32 3w & 33-34's are the same.
 
#7
The bottom left and top right are correct as far as the base goes, but the shafts are too short. Either they were cut for a different application through the years, or were used by companies like Labarron Body for different uses such as panel deliveries etc.. The long shaft flat base drivers side 3-window handle is the one used on the rear door on a 32 sedan delivery co-incidentally.
 

Tom

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#9
John, thanks, that answers the primary question. Apparently one of my 3-w door handles has had the shaft cut short. This one is interesting as it looks factory, however. As you stated, it must be for a different application, quite possibly a sedan delivery as the shaft is short and it doesn't appear to have been cut. Note the indentions on the shaft as compared to a 3-w: EA1E4075-951A-40B2-963F-929A61CC5DE5.jpeg E81F2E69-41FE-4D75-95B9-1471165009E5.jpeg
 
#10
Just opened an E-MAIL from Keith in UK, I am now more knowledgeable. I've never had experience with a cabriolet, and He tells me
flat base short shaft is cabriolet. Now I know a whole lot more about "short shafts".
 
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