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Old 05-15-2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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Need door latch for 1973 ambassador

just starting to remodel and new to the airstream world. anyone out here know where i can get a customized exterior door latch? thanks for the help
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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and new to the airstream world. anyone out here know where i can get a customized exterior door latch? thanks for the help
The original door lock for the 1970 to 1977 Airstreams is called a "KT" lock.

They are expensive to repair and cost almost $500.00 new, as they are an Airstream only part.

There is a "kit" available that requires a plate on the door, but is not expensive.

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Old 05-15-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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These door latches were made by KT & are obsolete now. They go for about $500 for NOS & $250 for a corroded one without a key on ebay. Plan on spending some $, or you can "fudge" a patch on the door & install a modern latch. You could also try Ryan at www.rvrevive.com . He buys wrecked Airstream's & parts them out.
Good luck with your search,
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Please be advised that the KT lock, is still available from Airstream parts, and some dealers routinely stock them, as well as the parts for them.

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Is your KT latch completely missing? They can be repaired but they still have inherent problems.
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