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Door stop detent
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Do 1956 Packards have a detent door stop to hold door open. I have the stop which limits how far door can open. But I see no way or part that would hold door from closing when open. New cars have two places where door is sort of held open. My 57 has a stop that provides a little resistance to closing when open all the way. Check door part 424704 30.440

Posted on: 11/30 11:02
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Re: Door stop detent
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55's do, only to hold the door open completely.

I would assume 56's are the same.

Posted on: 11/30 11:27
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Re: Door stop detent
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humanpotatohybrid wrote:
55's do, only to hold the door open completely.

I would assume 56's are the same.


56 is the same. The detent is not terribly strong and was essentially the same mechanism as was used on all postwar models. The stop or limit bar that attaches to the jamb and slides into the door has a small raised bump toward the door side end. There is a flat piece of spring steel which has an end that is shaped to provide a catch and is part of the fixed in position stop and bumper mechanism the bar slides thru that is located inside the door. The spring steel rides against the bar. When the door is opened all the way the bump is pulled over the spring steel which then returns back into position against the bar where the shaped end is confined to a small space on the other side of the bump. When the door is moved to close, the spring steel increases the effort needed to overcome the bump and provides a bit of a detent -- but only when the door is fully open. There is no intermediate positions as was found in some cars. If the spring steel has weakened or is broken then the detent is minimal if there is any at all.

Posted on: 11/30 11:52
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