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Old 03-16-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how to install a sring loaded camloc fastener without the use of camloc pliers? I need to replace one in my 69 safari. Carl
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:25 PM   #2
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I have never heard of camloc pliers. My '67 Overlander uses four camloc fasteners around the bumper area, and I installed new ones during the refurb without any special tools. As I recall, a simple disassembly aided the effort (no tools required).

If you are willing to post a picture of your fastener, I am willing, if you & I have the same camloc, to go out and disassemble one of mine, and take pix, to show how it is mounted without special tools.

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Old 03-16-2006, 08:22 PM   #3
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I have never heard of camloc pliers. My '67 Overlander uses four camloc fasteners around the bumper area, and I installed new ones during the refurb without any special tools. As I recall, a simple disassembly aided the effort (no tools required).

If you are willing to post a picture of your fastener, I am willing, if you & I have the same camloc, to go out and disassemble one of mine, and take pix, to show how it is mounted without special tools.

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Tom I will try to get the the pictures online by tomorrow night. thanks Carl
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I can usually install one with only my hands. Compress the spring with your finger and then slide the "horse-shoe" shaped catch off. Then insert spring and holder through hole and re-assemble horse-shoe catch. Simple
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Does anyone know how to install a sring loaded camloc fastener without the use of camloc pliers? I need to replace one in my 69 safari. Carl
Thanks to tom w and silverhobby with your advise I was able to get the camloc installes withiut any more problems. Thanks again. carl
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Camloc spring loaded latch install in tight quarters

I've seen a couple posts on installing these on a water heater door but only recently had to do both of mine on my 72 Overlander. One was simple, but the other which was next to the heat outlet was really too tight to use a common tool, and I don't have the special "camloc" pliers -not even sure there is such an animal. After some thinking, here's how I was able to do it without losing any parts or more hair! Hope this helps others who may inhereit this chore.

1. Remove the locking tab from the armature by compressing spring and sliding tab off at slim point.
2.Thread a nylon line thru the front of the latch armature.
3. Thread the line behind the hole and pull on cord until armature extends past hole.
4. Slip the lock tab onto the armature a few mm back from the front where the width is slightly thinner.
5. You're done!
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