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Old 10-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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'68 Overlander Rear Access Door

I just acquired a '68 Overlander Double. The rear access door is in good shape and has a locking T-handle. It has been held in place by two pieces of duct tape placed diagonally over the top corners of the door. On page 107 of the owner's manual they call it the 'One-Stop Service Center'. The photo shows the door completely removed as if it just comes off rather than being attached by a hinge. So my question is, What holds it in place? On the inside of the door panel, there are four screw holes and it looks like the T handle also operated two pieces of aluminum that fit into rectangular holes in the door frame. That would hold the bottom in place, but what about the top? Mystery to me.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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68 back access door

The top frame of the door pushes into a channel along the top of the opening. (It hooks into top and latches into three points along the bottom)
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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There were two latch configurations 1 t handle had a tab which held at the bottom the other has two rods that lock the door in on the lower bottom sides.
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The doors are easily lost while traveling. The tape at the top is useless since the door must be removed from the bottom first,since the top slides into a slot like member altnbnrd stated. So its better to tape the bottom of the door to prevent loss.

You can also place small safety chains attached to the door from the inside, then should the door come loose the chains will prevent the door from being lost.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:56 PM   #5
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ah! safety chains! a brilliant idea!
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:44 AM   #6
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My luck I would make the chains too long and some trooper would pull me for littering
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