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Old 01-17-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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1971 Vanity Latch?

Does anyone still sell this plastic piece of crap, or is there a better replacement? For those who don't know what I'm talking about, it's the plastic latch/catch that rivets to the mirror and keeps it in place, while traveling. I have had to epoxy it once already, but now it's snapped at the mirror.

If need be, I'll take a pic of what I have.

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Does anyone still sell this plastic piece of crap, or is there a better replacement? For those who don't know what I'm talking about, it's the plastic latch/catch that rivets to the mirror and keeps it in place, while traveling. I have had to epoxy it once already, but now it's snapped at the mirror.

If need be, I'll take a pic of what I have.

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That part is long gone.

Im's wondering if the rooflocker latch might work?

I will try it tomorrow and let you know.

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Thank you, Andy.
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Thank you, Andy.
Sorry about the delay.

The roof locker catch will not work.

But, the barrel catch will work, and is not expensive. Costs about a dollar or so.The tighter the clamp, the better the mirror stays in place.

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I bought a barrel catch from Lowe's yesterday but, because of the angle of the bottom part of the vanity, I installed it on the side....it didn't work. I went back to the drawing board and found that what actually broke was the brown plastic L-shaped bracket that holds the latch. I made a new bracket out of metal and attached it and.....

The damn latch broke again....this time it was my fault, because I tried to grind down the epoxy to make it look more presentable. I took all the old epoxy off, cleaned and scuffed both pieces and used Devcon 2-ton epoxy. The repair is solid, so I'll reinstall tomorrow and see where I'm at.

Thanks for checking to see if that roof locker latch would fit.
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