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Old 03-03-2013, 07:06 AM   #1
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'73 door handle/lock

I finally am ready to buy a new door handle lock, old part#3031 for my Tradewind, and of course, now they are sold out, It's Sunday and I can't call them, will they be restocked? Who else sells them? John
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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Are you want a complete lock or can you lock be rebuilt?
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:44 AM   #3
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:56 AM   #4
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May I ask what kind of shape your current one is in? Is it complete?
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It's complete. the lock does not work, the slide is worn so the door wiggles, the finish is peeling, it does open and shut ok. John
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If this is the infamous KT lock. I believe there is and insert (nylon) in the jamb where the lock bolt slides in.
If this is missing, it will allow movement of the door. Also check the rubber door seal.
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If this is the infamous KT lock. I believe there is and insert (nylon) in the jamb where the lock bolt slides in.
If this is missing, it will allow movement of the door. Also check the rubber door seal.
The "nylon" stricker pocket was used in the late 60's, only.

A metal striker pocket was always used with the KT lock.

When Airstream switched to the cast striker pocket, best I remember in 72, they also used a "brass" shim in the pocket that the striker bolt actually rested on instead of the cast striker pocket.

The brass shim stopped the abnormal wear on the striker bolt, but in time, in can also wear since it's very thin.

Most owners have no idea that the brass shim is even a part of the striker pocket, which then leads to a groove being worn into the striker bolt.

That brass part can be seen if the striker pocket is closely examined. Nothing to take apart.

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