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Tube door latches
« on: April 23, 2006, 09:41:19 PM »


I got tired of messing with the stupid pins and the doors rattling. I was going to dip the ends into that plastic dip stuff to keep any rattling down, but the spring keeps enough pressure on them that they don't rattle at all. Now maybe one day I will paint them.
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Re: Tube door latches
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2006, 08:57:05 PM »
looks like you kinked the tube there a little bit.

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Re: Tube door latches
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2006, 09:01:41 PM »
What the ??? Not trying to be a :moon: but it looks like booty fab to me :dunno:
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Re: Tube door latches
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006, 09:28:55 PM »
What the ??? Not trying to be a :moon: but it looks like booty fab to me :dunno:


Hey, it works though, right? :dunno:
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Re: Tube door latches
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2006, 08:03:02 AM »
What the ??? Not trying to be a :moon: but it looks like booty fab to me :dunno:
The doors or the latches? In case you were wondering.... HF PIPE benders won't bend to 160 deg.  Yes it's kinked... No I don't care. The latches just need to be cleaned up a little in that picture, but they have functioned flawlessly. No rattles or any thing else. The one problem I have had with them is passengers keep slaming the door with out lifting the handle. So I upgraded the bolt from 1\4 to 3\8 so it wont bend when people slam it shut.
A little booty fab dosen't bother me..... So long as it's not GETTO booty fab!
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Re: Tube door latches
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006, 04:51:56 PM »
FYI: Stock Toyota latches are the same as Suzuki latches that are easy to find at the local yard.  Zukizzy built these doors (and my old doors) with the stock latches and welded a small washer on the mechanism to open the door once it's closed. It's a clean, rattle-free way to do it. :twocents:

My old doors. If you look close, I think my son is opening the door. :)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2006, 04:57:09 PM by Shoyrtt »
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Re: Tube door latches
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 06:25:27 PM »
Or holding it shut :gap: it works great and you can find the latch in any tracker metro and several other small imports that use that latch. cut off everything you don't want and weld a small washer on the mech. cheap easy and clean. mount by making a plate that matches the latch and welding it on the door.

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