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Old 05-18-2017, 06:33 PM   #1
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I need to replace this rusty thing with a latch with a lock on it

Where my batteries are is a latch with no lock, and as u can see its a wee bit rusty. Is it possible to buy one of these to replace with a lock on the latch? If so, does anyone know where to find them?



I'm also very interested in installing a lock for the back latch if there's anyone who knows if this is possible? My bus is only accessible from the back once the doors are closed (you cannot open them again from the outside)
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:56 PM   #2
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That battery door hatch has got lots of life left in it. I've heard on a different thread that a shot of WD-40 will fix that right up.

That latch is a pretty common item. You could pick one up from any junk yard where ever you see a bus. If you've got a choice of latches, consider a replacement that locks. I put a latch and hasp on my battery door. You know, because batteries get up and walk away sometimes while you're gone on a hike or something. I also get remarkably better gas mileage since I put a latch and hasp on the fuel door.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:00 PM   #3
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I basically want to replace it with a new latch that has a key lock on it.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:39 PM   #4
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They are a "Southco paddle latch".
like this here:
https://www.biscoind.com/Southco/64-...FVQlgQodBDYJLQ

https://www.biscoind.com/Southco/64-...FVQlgQodBDYJLQ
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:53 PM   #5
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That be it! Cool ty!
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:38 PM   #6
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That's not a bad price either. $17.94 each for between 2-9 latches. If you buy between 10-251 latches you can get them for only $15.81 each.

https://estore.dbroberts.com/partdet...OU64-50-411-50
10 … $12.19000E
50 … $9.87000E
100 … $8.73000E
500 … $7.86000E



64-50-411-50 Paddle Latches
Quantity $Price/Each
10 $12.19000
50 $9.87000
100 $8.73000
500 $7.86000

This appears to be like a Costco item. The more you get the cheaper it is.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:52 PM   #7
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oh well shoot i only need one, and 1 is like $32! dang!
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At the first place you can get two at $17.94 ea. One for the battery door and one for the fuel door. That's less than I was expecting a locking paddle latch to cost. And you get two for about $36.
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Buyers Products L3885 Standard Flush Latch (Latch,Flush Std.Lk Ss W/Ll71 Cyl&Key) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DIDB686..._UpLhzbN7BT54Y
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Amazon - 1 locking paddle latch
$23.31 & FREE Shipping
https://www.amazon.com/Southco-64-Pa...o+64-50-411-50
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