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RE: [oletrucks] Door latch info needed

To: <Jar73@aol.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Door latch info needed
From: "Terry Stellman" <STELLMAN@noex.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 13:20:57 -0500
I would like to know the same thing.  My aftermarket "original" door latches 
work very poorly, in fact I think they are worse than the 50 year old ones I 
replaced.  There is a kit out there to replace our old latches with bear claw 
latches and retain the original handles and locks but I can't get anybody to 
tell me 'exactly' what the installation entails.  I have only been told that 
there is some welding involved but I don't know how much.  This is the response 
I got when I asked the vendor what it would take:

This installation would require cutting and welding.



I hope you can learn more and keep me informed.  

Terry Stellman
1949 3600
Missouri City, Texas 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jar73@aol.com [mailto:Jar73@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 12:15 PM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] Door latch info needed

Hi all,
Having great difficulty using aftermarket "original" door latches.  Anyone 
installed the rotary or bear claw latches in the AD trucks?  I want to use 
the original door handles inside and out.  How much cutting and welding is 
necessary?  Where might be the best place to buy them?
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