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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by jivin jer, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. jivin jer
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    I need to make a template of the new latch's shape. I'll move it around to find the correct position for it. I have to do something about the original hole for the OEM latch.
     

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    Here is the OEM stricker removed. The latch is ideal because of it's size and, the upward action of the release mech.
     

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    What are we going to have to do to make this work?
     

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    Well, after trying to buy a correct striker and thinking its coming, we find that its no longer in stock and, no one told us. So, we have to make our own.
     

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    I start with some heavy paper and the latch and start to make a template for the latch panel.
     

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    The template translates into a metal panel that will fit and provide the latch a place to bolt too. The latch area needs to be tipped inward (toward the front) to have the correct angle as it makes contact with the striker.
     

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    When I am happy how it fits, and works, I drill spot weld holes. Weld thru primer.
     

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    clamped in place, ready to spot weld. Lets protect the carpet.
     

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    spot welded in place.
     

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    I added a plate to make things look a little better.
     

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    A "swipe" of bondo and some K-36.
     

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    I want to follow up the bondo with a quality glaze coat to deal with any deep scratch's.
     

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    I finish off the glaze with 320 grit and spray it with Rustoleum rattle can primer/sealer. We might as well do the lower area.
     

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    Base/clear.
     

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    looking great !


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  18. jivin jer
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    Gettin' there.
     

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    Well I'd like to finish this up, but I've misplaced my camera. I've been looking all day yesterday. I will find it.
     
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    OK, we're done. First pic shows linkage. That wire is an emergency cable if there is no power. All buttoned up.
     

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  22. excellent job as always! Details, details.
     
  23. jivin jer
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    OK, here we are at Mike Millers shop for that clutch.
     

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    Very nice fix, Jer...

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  25. jivin jer
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    In process.
     

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    You could have at least let me sweep the leaves out first Jer..... LOL
     
  27. wolfie1961
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    Awesome looking Jerry! Can easily be confused with the original, especially with that Calif plate on it!!!
     
  28. jivin jer
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    I've been asked to bring junior's car to my church's car show that they're going to have this Saturday. This will help in getting this thing detailed after the paint job awhile back.
     

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  29. Peanut 1959
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    Haha, you said "Junior's car"! :)
     
  30. jivin jer
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    Man, how many times have I detailed this thing? 001 (4).JPG
     
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