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Old 11-07-2011, 07:30 AM   #57
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I ordered a door latch from colonial auto mall for my 1976 28' Argosy and of course it was the wrong size. The latch on my Argosy works but will not lock. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:27 AM   #58
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I ordered a door latch from colonial auto mall for my 1976 28' Argosy and of course it was the wrong size. The latch on my Argosy works but will not lock. Any suggestions?
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2 different locks are used.

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Old 08-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #59
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Bought a replacement KT lock. Planning to install it. Read a couple of places above about needing to "drill out" surrounding rivets on inside door skin, so you can pull the skin out a bit to make a little room to slide the lock out. I have never drilled out a rivet. What is the best way to do this. What size drill? How far in do you drill? How do you know if you are successful? What was the rivet holding together in the first place? Does it pop loose?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #60
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I'm in the middle of this myself. First, I don't recommend drilling out any rivets unless you find that you need to. I removed my old latch without removing any rivets, though I have driilled out the rivets in the inner skin because I am going a different route.

If you do end up drilling out rivets, they are 1/8" pop rivets. They just hold the inner skin to the door frame, but they also can help the door hold its shape, so best not to futz with them if you can avoid it. You can drill them out with a #30 machinist's bit, or a 1/8" drill bit which is almost as good. The one key to success for this operation is to put a bunch of tape or a stop on the bit to ensure that you don't screw up and drill all the way through the front skin of the door To replace them, you will need a $5 pop rivet tool and a dozen or so pop rivets 1/8" x 1/4" or so in length.

Again, you should try removing your old latch first before drilling any rivets. There are four screws on the inside of the door, one below the latch, and a set screw in the handle on the inside. After that, the latch assembly slides away from the jamb, and pops straight out of the front side of the door.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:41 PM   #61
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Hello, our inside handle on the 1976 AS we own will not work. It is like the one in your pictures. I need to know if there is a spring that pulls the lock back to open the door. The shaft at the end of the inside handle has nothing that if attaches to. We are thinking when it broke, the spring or whatever made it work fell down inside the door. The outside lock works great and still locks. Once you close the door from the inside you cannot get out.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:02 PM   #62
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I am getting ready to replace the main door lock on my 1977 Sovereign and I would love your input as I really don't want to spend the 600
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:12 PM   #63
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Bnewsum: chances are it is just a sheared off roll pin
Removal of the lock assembly from the door will be required.
ODM has pics on their web site. You can get a new roll pin at an auto parts store.


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Old 05-15-2015, 09:40 PM   #64
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door lock the whole thing

Need the whole lock, key too. Appreciate help
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:44 PM   #65
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Need the whole lock for my 1977 sovereign land yacht. Key too. Appreciate any help and best price also.
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