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Hi,

previous owner misplaced the door lock on the passenger side. Since I drove it home in really bad weather, I scotch taped over the hole to prevent ice, snow sleet and slush to get in the door.

I purchased a new set of locks and had a door lock re-keyed to the old key. I also got the rod to connect to the assembly. Also got some panel clips, since I already suspect some are missing (loose at the bottom)

I now have 2 questions:

1- how big a job (timewise) is it to remove the panel to get to the inner workings? (I plan to adjust the window, and lubricate the workings while i'm there)

2- I got the shop manual for the '68 cougar, and I also got the PDF Ford shop manual. In The cougar manual, I can see the connbecting rod, but it just looks straight with the opposite 90 degree bend at both ends. My rod has a 22 degree bends near one end, and a 45 degree bend near the other end. ==> which end is up?

ok... maybe 3 questions... the eylet, on the keylock, where the rod is attached, points to the rear, or front. Just noticed now the door locks might not be interchangeable. since the lock pins/springs should be at the top to prevent rust and water getting to them.

thanks,

Jean
 

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The locks are side specific. I suggest doing one side at a time. (to see which side is which)

The pictures in the shop manuals are generalizations.

You are right to lube everything while you are inside the door panel. Do the window guides, regulators, and all other pivot points for the door glass.
 
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The locks are side specific. I suggest doing one side at a time. (to see which side is which)

The pictures in the shop manuals are generalizations.

You are right to lube everything while you are inside the door panel. Do the window guides, regulators, and all other pivot points for the door glass.
Thanks for the advice. Will do.

i'll practice on the door that needs the lock, and then on to mine, which has a window that is seriously tough to open and close!

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Since you have the dirvers side lock still in tact, why not use that as the guide for how to install in the passengers side? Just a thought...
 

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quite logical! specially since I have to get inside both!
Thanks

glad one of us is thinking...:buck:
 

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It looks like it points to the front, can't guarantee it as I have never tested the locks (just planned on replacing them)...here is a photo before I removed all of my door hardware:
<img src='http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jC_r8n6Jmz4/THqCWjN-l5I/AAAAAAAAAJ4/7Q2pdyX2slM/100826_7.jpg'>
 
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thanks x 2

this show exactly what I will want to see, or be looking for.

At least, I was right about the lock pins & springs needing to face up.

Great!

great help, Chad

Jean
 
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