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Old 05-08-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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need a new door lock for my 345

looking for a place to buya new or used 345 door lock assembly
no luck yet but anyone can email ideas through the forum or
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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Did you see my response in this thread? http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...tml#post847032
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That's a common failure, what exactly has broken? I did a c.s. repair on ours a few years ago that enabled us to put the vise grips back in the tool box.
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That's a common failure, what exactly has broken? I did a c.s. repair on ours a few years ago that enabled us to put the vise grips back in the tool box.
Is there a thread where you describe your repair?


Here's what happened to mine:
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:33 PM   #5
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my housing fractured so the center shaft wobbles and its a bear to getthe door to close and latch with out about 10 tries .
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Any possibility of getting it welded?
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It's a tacky fix, but JB weld with some hardware gussets will work. The handle below I should have put in years ago.
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going to try a welding fix on this plate before I go with the new lock.we will see how that goes.
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door lock fixed

Ok everyone thanks for the input and ideas -here are the pictures of the repair
drilled out the center made a new bushing and then made a plate to hold it solid
better than new and no too ugly
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