• Guy Vinall
    4 December 2011 at 16:44 #48602

    Would anyone know what other cars use the same outer door handles or where I can purchase some? Similarly, the bakerlite door locks? (the horn shaped ones on the door top) Or if there is similar I can bastardise!
    Guy Vinall.
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    4 December 2011 at 17:42 #48603

    Guy, something in the back of my mind says door handles may be same as P5 Rover. Sorry no idea about internal door locks – Rover again?

    Guy Vinall
    4 December 2011 at 20:05 #48604

    David, thank you for this. I have a pal in the P5 club & he will be able to help. Best wishes, Guy.

    Guy Vinall
    8 December 2011 at 18:19 #48612

    David, “that something in the back of your mind about the door handles being Rover P5” was correct!!!! Many thanks!

    17 April 2012 at 21:47 #48940

    Can’t believe I missed this one – yes I’ve been buying any good P5 handles I come accross – not many out there though!

    21 May 2012 at 21:27 #49191

    I would use the search term, “door lock button”, that is what they appear to be called. I didn’t know this either when I started searching, best of luck.

    Seems to be a lot of Rover P5 parts on this car, but these seem to be equally hard to find as well.

    22 May 2012 at 07:10 #49192

    I spent a good while last night looking for the correct lock pushes, I found the words ‘lock knob’ worked well. I’m inclined to think they are from a Mercedes – they seem Germanic in style… Surely they weren’t purpose made for AM?

    22 May 2012 at 07:21 #49193

    I think you are 100% correct, and the shape at the top appears to be most unsual.

    Like so many parts on this car, they have been sourced from a variety of places, and were I believe bought in, in small batches.

    Not economical for AM to have made them in such a small batch, the tooling and mould cost would have been to high

    I can tell you that they are not the same as those in a 1960’s, Jaguar, Ford or Alvis and I suspect that you are pretty spot on, with Mercedes, a good choice. How about the VW Karman Ghia as well or other large volume manufacturers of the period ??

    28 May 2012 at 10:13 #49263

    Still can’t find the right door lock pulls, the closest I can find are these:

    Link to door lock pull knobs

    I’ve bought some because they are close in look and date and should do me until we found out what they should be…

    29 May 2012 at 16:54 #49265

    I saw these and though they would be the closest you were going to find, I think a very good choice.

    9 June 2012 at 19:20 #49316

    The alternative lock pulls were waiting for me when I got back from my holiday today, unfortunately they are a bit too big. I wonder if the originals are actually something else which has been adapted – something not related to cars – unusual end shape…

    11 June 2012 at 21:51 #49321

    Can you not use these at all, or is the outer diameter to wide. The tops look a very good match, and i suspect that this is the correct source or am I wrong ?

    11 June 2012 at 22:11 #49322

    They could possibly be used and would look ok, need to file ‘Taiwan’ off the bottom first though. I might get some machined in Alu to match the originals – internal thread might be a problem though… The originals must be out there somewhere!

    Guy Vinall
    3 November 2012 at 12:25 #49794

    Christian hello again. If you decide to get these remade in aluminium, put me down for 5 please. Regards, Guy.
    Outer door handles are Rover P5 Coupe & readilly available.

    5 November 2012 at 23:11 #49803

    I still can’t find a source for original lock pulls, surely they’re not unique to the Rapide? I will look at getting some made, ideally I’d like them black though chromed could look quite good! I will let you know how I get on…

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