Sounds like early latches to me. They had a "toolbox hasp" design where the
latch contained a U shaped hoop that fit over the bracket and then pulled
back to close. They were used until the 67.5 models came out.
When the 67.5 models came out, they included sun visors and the cantilever
latch was introduced for them.
The early latches will work on the 67.5 models but will tear up the visors.
Some people just take the visors off anyway.
67.5 2000 Solex
>From: "G-A-Russell" <G-A-Russell@email.msn.com>
>Reply-To: "G-A-Russell" <G-A-Russell@email.msn.com>
>Subject: softtop latches
>Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 20:20:17 -0500
>I have a set of "mystery" soft top latches. They look like they would mount
>on my 67.5 top bow. Three hole and the spacing looks the same. The lever
>operates in an up-down motion opposed to sideways and actuates a round
>metal, rectangular shaped piece to tie to the other bracket (which I don't
>have). Are they earlier brackets? Perhaps not Datsun at all. Are there any
>photos posted of early brackets?
> Gary Russell
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