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    Door Latch Patch

    Offered for sale-Front Door Latch Repair Patches.

    The front doors of our vans have several problems. One of them is the sheet metal around the door latch area will crack and fatigue. This causes the latch to become loose and slip out of place. Worn hinges cause the doors to sag resulting in misalignment of the latch.
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    This passenger side latch doesn't look so bad until you give it a little push.
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    The driver's side on my 69 was repaired with a hand made piece that was welded onto the outside of the door latch area.
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    With the help of Lucky Chucky, we have developed an improved repair patch piece that can be used to help strengthen this area.
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    The piece can be screwed down over the top of the existing latch area and then welded in place. The piece should not be placed inside the door as it will cause the latch to change it's position on the door. The patch is 16 gauge CRS which should allow for easy welding in place with either the GTAW or GMAW process (Tig or Mig). Stick welding is not recommended. In a pinch, you could also just place this patch over the top of the damaged area and fasten it down with screws. This particular method is not recommended as a permanent solution, welding in place is preferred.
    A single repair piece can be used on either the driver or passenger door.
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    Specify 1st or second gen door as they are slightly different and not interchangeable. You may wish to countersink the holes on the patch piece prior to installation for a tighter fit. You will likely be able to reuse the original screws as they should have plenty of length.
    1 for $20 plus shipping. 2 for $35 including shipping.
    Package price: 2 Door Latch Patch Pieces plus 2 Transmission shift Rod Bushings $50 including shipping from Sacramento California. PayPal preferred. Thanks!
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    Cool! Someone repaired the weak metal around the latch on the drivers door of my 66. When it's time, I will buy 2 of these and the shift-linkage grommets. Great work guys.
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    Thumbs up

    Nice job guys, More Great parts to help save the Earlys. PM sent
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    I'd like the package deal

    I'd like to do the package for $50. I'm also interested in disc brake conversion brackets which I'm told you may have. PM me your PayPal info. Thanks!

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    Door Latch Patch

    Door Latch Patches added to the parts library

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    Update

    I needed to upgrade the mailer and this will cause a slight price change.
    1 door latch patch is now $25 shipped. 2 door latch patches remain $35 shipped.
    The package deal of 2 latch patches and 2 bushings will also remain $50 shipped.
    Thanks!
    108VanGuy...
    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 Spd.with OD, 3.36 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan" 292 TFI coming. Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 GMC HandiBus Custom, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "MilkVan" Seized Engine
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van" Best body of my 65s
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.

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    looks awesome

    I am going to check my doors today at shop it being painted at , and will double check if I need a set ,but they are the screws I lost that go in the door latch there . Also thanks for the swap on my bumper guards .Danny May God Bless .
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