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Old 08-17-2004, 12:45 AM
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Kevin,
Yes that is what I was talking about. I think the guy just popped the door with his finger through a hole. I am not sure how this works though. How could he have popped it from the back side of the latch?
Martin,
I have been telling people that I may do the door like that!!! How ironic! I must have gotten the idea some years back and forgotten about it thinking it was a new idea I had. Anyway, my Chevy is the perfect candidate for that. It has a channel in the door and through the front of the body that I think may have been for wiring. I was thinking of getting some stainless wire (small cable) from the hardware store and run it through to the underside of the front fender. I was planning on putting a spring on the fender side with a washer and cable tie with a loop. I was thinking a soft wire spring would keep a small amount of tension and pick up the cable from hanging. The only concern I had about doing this was my Chevy has the lock system built into the handle on the inside of the door. It reminds me of some of the trucks where you could lock the door from the inside by moving the handle forward. What would be the odds of this happening to both at the same time? I suppose I could always open the trunk and go through the rear seat if worse came to worse. I am also thinking of doing my trunk with a cable system.
Right now I do not have the latch mechanism for my trunk and I have not had much luck finding one. The trunk lid has a U shaped catch made out of rod stock. The bracket for the latch has slotted holes for adjustment. Can anyone recommend a possible replacement latch I could modify, maybe one that would be in a bone yard or similar. Any ideas appreciated. So far you folx been very helpfull.
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