1968-69 Dodge Dart Hardtop Door Latches - Same for both years? Or different?

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  1. ocdart

    ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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    Hey 1968-69 Dodge Dart gurus, are the door latches used on the hardtop models the same for both model years?
    I found some new ones available but they're only listed in the catalog for 1968 models. It doesn't seem logical that they would be a 1-year only item, but we're talking about Mopar here so I want to make sure before I buy something I may not be able to use on my '69 Dart build.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Ocdart, I myself have a 69 Valiant sedan, what I found is I have a 68 & a 69 door. The doors had different latchs, my brothers 68 Dart had the same latch as my 68 door so I’m assuming there is a difference between the 2 years.
     
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    Cal Tonsley Well-Known Member

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    No I think that they are actually different, the 68 latch is different in that the knob locking mechanism of a 69 won’t hook up to these latches, I bought a pair hoping they’d work on my 69 but learnt this the hard way. They’d work on a 69 if you modified them to lock via an electric solenoid remote type system and did away with the internal locking knobs.
     
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    A56 MoParAffliction

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    Does the Dart 69 door have the push down lock button in a different location than the 68 also ? Similar to the difference between 68 and 69 cuda's?
     
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      Sorry for the response delay. 68 door has the lock knob at the rear of the door, 69 is forward.
       
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