Correct position for Traveller rear door handle?

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Correct position for Traveller rear door handle?

Postby Axolotl » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:36 pm

(Apart from "on the rear door", that is...)

Should the handle be horizontal when the door is closed and locked, or vertical?

It used to be horizontal on my Treveller, but after I had the locks rebarreled to use a single key, it came back vertical. The nice man that did the work swears blind it should be vertical, but it just doesn't look right like that.

How did it come out the factory?

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Postby 57traveller » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:04 pm

Vertical, "pointing" down.

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Postby RogerRust » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:43 pm

No horizontal !! I think it changed over the years.
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Postby Axolotl » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:52 pm

Interesting.
This could end up like the big-endians and little-endians in Gulliver. :roll:
Does anywone have any evidence one way or the other?
My Traveller is one of the last few thousand built, in 1971.

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Postby RogerRust » Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:10 pm

I think so too.
I've just examined Cams excellant archive photos of the National Rally
3 north south and 4 east west so I guess it depends who fitted the handle.
My 70 traveller was horizontal when shut and there was no evidence of holes in the other orientation.
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Postby Cam » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:06 pm

The handle should be vertical when locked (6 o'clock) and then turn to the left (9 o'clock) when opened. A LOT of travellers have them rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise as this seems to 'lie' better with regard to ease of use.

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Postby simmitc » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:45 am

A point in favour of North-South is that the handle makes it more difficult to undo one screw on the surround. Still not very secure, but every little helps.

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Postby Kevin » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:55 pm

A point in favour of North-South is that the handle makes it more difficult to undo one screw on the surround. Still not very secure, but every little helps.
It also aviods the temptation and attention from the Little Herberts Factor to lean, pull or tug on with with or without some tubing as its not so obvious as when its horizontal.
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