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Handle Replacement for Dorwal?

A home owner from Indianapolis says:
My sliding aluminum and glass patio door is 1-1/2" thick; probably installed when the house was built in 1961, but I'm not certain of that. Existing handle has screw holes 3-1/2" OC. It has a keyed, internal locking mechanism, with a thumb latch located in the middle of the inside handle, which is aluminum with a wood handle 9" in length. The outside handle is chromed and marked vertically with the letters "Dorwal". Looking for a replacement and have found ones similar but they are all designed for a 1" or 1-1/4" thick door. Replacement does not have to be keyed. Can you please help?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! Please take a look at our 82-055 and 82-055K Acorn patio door sets. Do you think these may work for you? Please let me know!
A home owner from Indianapolis says:
Dave:

The description on the 82-055 says it is designed for 1" thick door rails. The 82-055K says it is designed for 1-1/4" door rails. The latch shaft on my original is 1-5/8" long from the inside of the handle frame base to its outside edge. I'm concerned that neither of your suggestions has a shaft that is long enough to accommodate my 1-1/2" door. The mounting screws also have to be 2" long.

I might be able to cannibalize the shaft in the original to put it into one of the models you suggest, but I don't know whether it will fit the mechanism. Can you take a look at the spring mechanism and latch shaft base in the models you suggest and see if the shaft in my original would be compatible by comparing them with the photo in the second row, right of the photos of my original?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Oh, I see. I think you have the Dorwall 1200 Series door, for which I have used the 82-055. Unfortunately, these doors just are not manufactured anymore. I don't know if the keyed version will work as well, but I believe that the worst case scenario would be that you would have to use some old parts from the original lock.
A home owner from Indianapolis says:
OK Dave. Thanks so much for your help. I will give the 82-055 a try.
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