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Old 05-20-2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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Broken Inside Door Latch

After reviewing other postings under Doors & Locks this is not an uncommon problem. There have been several unique fixes to this problem but no one seems to have found a source to buy a replacement part. The latch handle can be easily replaced without replacing the entire latch mechanism but I need the handle and from reading other postings other AS owners could use one too. Has any one found a source for the latch or the handle? From the attached pics I am sure several of you will recognize the latch.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:06 PM   #2
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After reviewing other postings under Doors & Locks this is not an uncommon problem. There have been several unique fixes to this problem but no one seems to have found a source to buy a replacement part. The latch handle can be easily replaced without replacing the entire latch mechanism but I need the handle and from reading other postings other AS owners could use one too. Has any one found a source for the latch or the handle? From the attached pics I am sure several of you will recognize the latch.
Keeler Brass made your lock.

They have been out of business for many years.

Andy
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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Member John Burkey makes and sells the outside handle for these locks.

See post 5 in this thread. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...tml#post809681
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:57 AM   #4
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Broken Inside Door Latch Handle

I have received several emails requesting pictures of a repair that I made on the broken handle for the inside door latch on my 88 Excella. Pictures of the broken handle are shown on the first post of this thread. The repair was simple to make. I used part of a handle from a water valve I purchased at a local Habitat for Humanity restore for $1. Any flat metal scrap metal will work just as well. Screw #1 is drill and tapped thru the remaining part of the original handle and into the 1/4" square steel shaft that rotates the dead bolt of the latch. This screw provides the turning force to open and close the latch. Screw #2 is added to prevent the new handle from spinning in place and is only drilled and threaded into the remaining "round" portion of the original handle. Both screws are SS, size #4 x 40 even though the heads of the screws are different sizes. Screws were used because you still need access to the inside of the lock mechanism for assembly and any future repair.
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:20 AM   #5
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Nice job. Looks better than new. Sal.
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