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Old 01-04-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
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We own a 1971 International Overlander and the exterior door handle broke. Any suggestions for a replacement?
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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How is it broke?

My door handle latch evidently had been broken in the past and someone (previous owner?) had it welded back together. Works OK now.
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
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The handle is flat and it broke where the pin goes through it. The part that wraps around the pin broke off.
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:36 AM   #4
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Cool Hope this helps

Here is a parts breakdown of that particular lock. You might try checking with Oasis RV . I was able to get parts for my lock in the past.

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Old 01-05-2004, 04:42 PM   #5
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They apparently changed the lock design in '78. When mine broke, I went to the Airstream dealer in Fredericksburg VA and he quoted me a price of $125 for the kit to fix it. He said and I quote:"be glad you don't have a '77. The replacement kit is over $500".

Does anyone know of a repository for expired Airstreams that our friend might contact to get used parts?

BTW, my problem was the ears on the bolt subassembly were broken off and a friend brazed new ears on and it works fine.

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He said and I quote:"be glad you don't have a '77. The replacement kit is over $500".
Yep. That is what I found out when I researched to repair my door lock on my '71. What I was told is the replacements are handmade. The parts breakdown I gave in my earlier post shows the lock used from 1970 - 1977. So you are very lucky!


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Does anyone know of a repository for expired Airstreams that our friend might contact to get used parts?
Again, see my earlier post. Oasis RV had the parts I needed available and knew what I was talking about when I asked for it. Not cheap mind you but I got what I needed to fix my lock and a new lock cyclinder with keys. One of the easier jobs I had to tackle
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I welded mine ....Works GREAT.....
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:02 PM   #8
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Thank you for all of your suggestions. Welding sounds better all of the time.
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:10 PM   #9
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Thank you for all of your suggestions. Welding sounds better all of the time.
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...Does anyone know of a repository for expired Airstreams that our friend might contact to get used parts?...
Try Colaw RV (Junkyard) in Missouri.
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Anyone have a pic of a welded repair they would post?

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