1968 Dodge Dart GT Convertible Latch Pin

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  1. Alexmorrison64

    Alexmorrison64 1968 Dodge Dart GT Convertible

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    One of the pins that holds the latch in place has gone missing. There are two of these pins on each side. I have been searching for a replacement pin (would rather not replace the entire latch). Any ideas on where I can find a replacement pin? Have searched on ebay and sites like classic industries and other mopar sites.

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  2. burdar

    burdar Owen's Dad

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    Try the convertible section. Lots of people have boughten new latches. Maybe someone has their original ones laying around that they would send you. Also, maybe a picture of the latch and where this part goes would help also. I can't place where that pin is by the picture you posted.
     
  3. dadsbee

    dadsbee FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    'tis what the Want To Buy section is for... you might be amazed how quickly a member says "I got one" !
     
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    • Dana67Dart

      Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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      Post some photos of where the pin is supposed to be. Im having a hard time seeing the part you posted and where it woukd fit.
       
    • Jim Lusk

      Jim Lusk Well-Known Member

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      Yeah, I don't see where this pin goes, either. New latches have been CHEAP at Year One (the only thing they have that is cheap). Somewhere I have old latches. One that is a little busted, but most of that stuff is really hard to find right now. I have new latches for my GTS.
       
    • Dana67Dart

      Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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      The knurl says it goes into hole. My oem locating pin on my latch is more pointy and i think it is cast.

      Im guessing the OP is referring to the pivot pins
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      • Dana67Dart

        Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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        Now that i think i have figured out what you are looking for...

        Try McMaster Carr, Ace Hardware.

        You might have to machine one yourself.

        If (like me) you do not have a lathe, you could get some bar stock and chuck it into a drill and use a file to shape it. If you use staineless (not sure how it would cut with my method) you could polish it after so it looks a bit more chromed.

        As for the knurling, you might have to come up with some other keeper setup. Maybe a set screw (use caution, cast potmetal is brittle)
         
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