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Old 04-08-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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'73 IS Closet door latch / handle

H E L P I have replaced ( or attempted to ) replace the inside of door catch on the RR closet door. I believe I have the latch assembled correctly ( no instructions included from Inland R V ) and have attempted to pop rivet it back into the door as OE installed. Cannot get 1 to stay in place. Wrong pop rivet size ??????? In advance thanx JC
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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H E L P I have replaced ( or attempted to ) replace the inside of door catch on the RR closet door. I believe I have the latch assembled correctly ( no instructions included from Inland R V ) and have attempted to pop rivet it back into the door as OE installed. Cannot get 1 to stay in place. Wrong pop rivet size ??????? In advance thanx JC
Still trying to assemble and install latch. Instructions anywhere ??? I bought some simple drawer knobs with 1 screw and had 2 small paqes of instructions. Replacement closet door latch of ~ 5 - 6 pieces. No instructions. ALSO there is a flat plastic piece included 2 holes in it would match the pop rivet locations + a small hole in the center H E L P
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picture of what your doing might help
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My repair manual also lack instructions for replacing the latch. I need to swap over and replace a few as well.
Was the latch apart prior to the repair?
The outer handle unscrewed without any problem, but, I cannot figure out how to remove the sliding catch from the inside of the door without breaking it off.

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Old 06-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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To the OP - are you riveting the latch face to the door? Mine are on there with screws - they are factory original - maybe something changed after 71?

Tom - if you have to take the black interior slide off (presume it's broken). Get a small thin putty knife - push the slide back to the "open" position and pry up between the base and the portion that slides. If it's already broken no need to be too careful - if not pry gently and you may be able to salvage the slide. They are a valuable part. Watch for the spring that will go flying. Once you have the top of the slide off you will be able to remove the base.
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