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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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02-08-2013 05:12 PM Updating the door latches cont.
The hole that the original latch went through needed to be closed so I welded it shut.


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02-08-2013 05:11 PM Updating the door latches cont.
I picked a set of these door latch handle adapter things at a swap meet. They seemed to work well but in order to keep me door handles in the same location I needed to modify them. First I cut the one side off and weld it to the other side so the original inside door handles will still work. This last picture shows plan B the shorter arm didnít give me enough clearance to work properly.


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02-08-2013 05:08 PM Updating the door latches
Ok I have had the door jams in and out more times then I care to mention. I am planning to install bear claw latches with power locks and actuators, and the jam contacts. So with the jams and door out of the cab what better time to mock these up. I started with the jam contacts. While the jam is fairly smooth the doors were not so I had to make some changes to the door first and then the jam.


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