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Old 08-30-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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On Movie Tour- how do I fix this?

So I'm in Myrtle Beach for the premiere of my feature film- CRACKERJACK and I'm traveling around in my AS that is wrapped. My outside handle was no longer opening the door. So I finally got my inside handle off and got the lock off to find what you see. It looks like it was welded to me. But when you pull the latch, the weld must have broken and now it no longer pulls the latch mechanism. Questions- is this what it looks like to you guys? What would you recommend? Is there anyone or any place in Myrtle Beach that could repair or replace?


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Old 08-30-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
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It has definitely been welded and it was not that way from the factory. Is that on the 74 Sovereign? I a not sure what it is supposed to look like. You might find a salvage lock for it or a replacement from Inland RV or Vintage Trailer Supply, Outdoors Mart Etc. Can you photograph it from the outside?

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Old 08-30-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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From my simple mind: Since it has already been welded, a quick road fix would be to find a mobile welding service to come "tack" weld the piece until you can get back to home base and do a proper repair.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Best bet is a mig welder. Any body shop will have one.

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:20 PM   #5
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Remember to keep the door tied shut if you tow it. The doors usually open into the wind and blow back and beat the crap out of the body, or the door could break off totally!
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:20 PM   #6
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JB Weld. Tuff stuff.

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Old 08-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #7
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If you have an external dead bolt then remove the plunger and keep it locked with the dead bolt.

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Old 08-31-2013, 12:29 AM   #8
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Awesome stuff...thank you guys.
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