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Old 05-06-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Remove '68 Latch for Rockguard

Okay...So my new rockguard is a little larger than the old one...Does anyone know how to remove the black latch at the bottom? (see pic)
I popped one of (it's held on by two rivets) however, I can't figure out how to take it apart so I can re-attache it...It like a frickin' puzzle

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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latch

On the bottom side of the movable latch there should be a small hole you
could insert a pick to release a clip to slide the lever off. I noticed 3 to
the right is the original mounting location and wear marks for the draw
type latch. Vintage trailer carries them and the original rock guard.My
trailer has the original still on it and I was looking to install a new one from
vintage. Hope this helps. Barry
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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Okay...So my new rockguard is a little larger than the old one...Does anyone know how to remove the black latch at the bottom? (see pic)
I popped one of (it's held on by two rivets) however, I can't figure out how to take it apart so I can re-attache it...It like a frickin' puzzle

That looks like the latch Airstream used to hold the screen door to the main door. If it is, they are pretty much single-use. That is, if you try to pry the top piece off to get at the attaching screws or rivets, the little plastic slides will probably break off.
Originally the rock guard had a pair of rubber grab handles to hold it on, and the new one should attach the same way.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:33 PM   #4
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IF you are very gentle with it - it can be taken apart and put back together. I've done it several times (when I thought there was no way to find them anymore) and haven't lost one yet. The ears may break off but - slide it all the way to the open position and from the rear gently pry up and to the side. Watch it as it comes apart - it goes back the same way...
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