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« on: July 05, 2010, 06:57:23 PM »

I just started my build and am already tired of the original door opener. Anyone have a suggestion for a simple affordable door latch/handle for the entry door.
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 07:13:36 PM »

Here it is 

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=11374.0

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http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=544.0
 

I was looking at Freezer Door Latches before I went with this one.  Cool Cool Cool
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 07:31:03 PM »

been looking at the key pad door entrance for house doors at Lowe's..maybe be worth checking out...on our 8 I used a rv entrance door latch lock assembly..
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 07:59:42 PM »

Jeep door latches work good with a little modifications the door latches are about 41/2 x 51/2 inches the tail gate latch is 21/2 x 5 inches I like the tailgate latch myself they come in SS, chrome or painted then use a old Ford pickup door lock, it will cost around 50 bucks using a old backset from a house type lock. 


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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010, 05:20:33 PM »

The Jeep door latch Idea seems interesting. What all part do I need and were can I get the parts?
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010, 05:26:52 PM »

I'm gonna go out on a limb here...but.....maybe........... a Jeep?....rofl...sorry Wax-Um.....the devil made me say it....lol.....
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010, 05:46:52 PM »

Don't mind Mark...he is frostbit  Grin  Ebay generally has the jeep latches.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 05:49:24 PM »

I looked on ebay their are alot of different style, just as my wheels I want to make sure I get the right ones. If anyone could help me source the correct parts I will definatly buy them asap.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 06:01:58 PM »

Ask Jack Conrad about his Freightliner door latch. I've seen them and Jack has an installation page that'll take you step by step through the whole process.

You young fellas need to talk more with the old timers for the best info. No offense intended.

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 06:16:47 PM »

I buy from Quadratec or Jeep 4x4 center not much difference in a Frieghtliner and a Jeep latch expect price Jeeps are cheaper and a lot easier install. 


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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 06:28:11 PM »

Ok how about these. If this works what else do I need. Im afraid these are only exterior door parts no mechanical mechanisms




http://www.quadratec.com/cart/cart.php?add0=55014+70
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 06:31:33 PM »

Are we working on the inside or outside ? that is a inside latch 



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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 06:33:23 PM »

Huh Inside and outside.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2010, 05:38:14 AM »

Might get them cheap at a wrecking yard. Wink
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