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02-08-2013 05:23 PM Updating the door latches cont.
How I installed the door latch handle adapter things. In the middle of the door is a window regulator/door latch mount plate. I mounted the handle adapter to the back side of the plate. I took a piece of scrap metal drilled a hole in one end and cut a slot on the other this will connect to the bear claw. The slot is there to keep the door handles from moving when the actuators are energized. The last photo shows what this looks like from inside the door.


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02-08-2013 05:21 PM Updating the door latches cont.
At one point I was going to shave the door handles, but I decided to keep the outside door handles. I had the actuators so why not? The doors have a cross brace inside that stops the window when lowered. This brace was the only solid attaching point for the actuators, but that moved the cable to a 90* angle. I went into my Lowes and fount these spring loaded pulleys they are actually replacement wheels for a sliding door.


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02-08-2013 05:20 PM Updating the door latches cont.
My original plan was to reuse the old lock T handles to work the locks manually but I ran into a issue with lever interference. So I got a set of piston door lock knobs and some 3/16 rod. I threaded the rod on one end and figured how I was going to miss all those rods and leavers. I bend an offset in the rod and it works great. Then I needed to attach it to the power lock actuator I came up with this adapter seems to work pretty good if I say so.


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02-08-2013 05:16 PM Updating the door latches cont.
The window channel was molded into the inside of the door. In order to insert the latch I needed to cut a hole through the channel. That is when I noticed that the lock mechanism was sticking through the channel. So I needed to motify the lever.


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02-08-2013 05:14 PM Updating the door latches cont.
My thoughts were to just cut out the holes for the latches and mount it to the door directly. It was then I noticed that the edge of the door was not square with the inside. It is a good thing I have a set of install adapters. I trimmed down the adapters and fitted them to the door and spot welded it in place.


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