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Old 11-09-2019, 10:41 PM
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I installed new door latch assemblies in my 68 1st gen. They opened the door perfectly till I installed door handles, not it seems the door handle pins do not push the latch far enough in to release the latch. My thought is to JB Weld a piece of metal to the pad on the door latch so the pin can push the latch in further. Anyone have any better ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-10-2019, 12:39 AM
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Are the door handles new repros?
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:18 AM
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Are the door handles new repros?
No, I believe they are repops that were on the car when I bought it.The door latch assemblies I installed are new. I am starting to put the car back together and these door handles worked with the old latches before I took the car apart.

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Old 11-10-2019, 09:07 AM
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Those pins were likely trimmed. I would get some new handles or try to bend the tabs on the latches.

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Those pins were likely trimmed. I would get some new handles or try to bend the tabs on the latches.

Don
I had the door handles powdercoated so I hate to spend more money on door handles, going to remove latches and try to bend the latch pads. Thanks Don
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This problem is interesting..,

Thoughts:
1. If you have aftermarket latches, can you simply bend the tab that the door handle “stabs”. Use a vise or whatever you have, to “yield” the tab.

2. Could you tig weld a spacer out of stainless on the latch tab.., instead of JB weld?

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This problem is interesting..,

Thoughts:
1. If you have aftermarket latches, can you simply bend the tab that the door handle “stabs”. Use a vise or whatever you have, to “yield” the tab.

2. Could you tig weld a spacer out of stainless on the latch tab.., instead of JB weld?

Thanks, I think I am going to try and bend the tab. 1 step forward 2 steps back.
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:37 PM
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Are the pads on the latch assembly “springing” back properly? Might be worth looking at briefly. Maybe the return spring on the latch isn’t there.
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