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stevo96
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:04 pm    Post subject: 66 split rear hatch latch Reply with quote

Bus is a 66, Iím struggling to get the rear hatch to close, Iíve tried adjusting the plate etc but no joy. This is a pic of the latch, is it worn? A piece snapped off or is it supposed to be like this?
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 2:59 am    Post subject: Re: 66 split rear hatch latch Reply with quote

Hereís mine.
Itís a Ď66 also.
Looks like you may have a small piece broken/worn off.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:35 am    Post subject: Re: 66 split rear hatch latch Reply with quote

Iím thinking I could build it back up with weld?
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: 66 split rear hatch latch Reply with quote

I built mine back with weld. Striker pin needed weld also. Worked great

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:52 am    Post subject: Re: 66 split rear hatch latch Reply with quote

I built mine back with weld. Striker pin needed weld also. Worked great

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