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Old 07-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Removal and reinstall black dlide lach that holds entry door open.

Have a 71 trade wind, I broke off door lacch that keeps door open. How to r&r black latch w spring inside.

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Old 07-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Drill out the pop rivets that hold it on with a 1/8" drill. Replace the broken part(s). Reattach with new pop rivets.


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Old 07-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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Which part did you break - the black slide itself or the small lip black lip that it catches on. If you can avoid removing the spring loaded latch it's a good thing.

If you have to remove it - slide it all the way back to the open position. Slide a thin blade (I used a 1/2 wide flexible putty knife) between the top and bottom portions. Pry up and at an angle. Watch the spring inside go flying when the top pops off. No guarantees it won't break if it's old and dried out.
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