Replacement latch for wheel carrier

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 06:04
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Hi all,

I've got a wheel carrier to go on my steel rear step but haven't got the latch and stricker plate. TJM want $330 (just the latch setup - not the whole carrier), ARB/Kaymar won't sell just the latch. Does anyone know if there is something else that would be suitable, at a reasonable cost, and where to obtain it? I can modify the carrier to fit the latch, that's no problem but cost is.
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 07:55

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 07:55
I am about to make my own latch. It looks pretty easy to make if you have access to oxy, for bending and welder. No need to cut fancy handle shape, just use round bar bent to shape. The main thing is to be sure the latch goes "over centre."

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| o | top hole is pivot
handle side | o | bottom hole is latch attachment point
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note hole is left of centre when latched



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Reply By: Peter 2 - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 14:54

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 14:54
you can buy the latches at a few places, anywhere that has truck and bus body fittings will have them. I've seen them at Industrial engineers supplies in western sydney, McNaughtans p/l also have them ph 02 9609 5122 or www.mcnaughtan.co.za
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 15:01

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 15:01
That should have been Universal engineers supplies, they do have a website but it appears to be down at the moment.
Formula Off Road at St Mary's also sell them.
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Reply By: duncs - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 00:19

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 00:19
I bought one years ago at Universal

Their adress, from a Syd phone book from 2002, is
9 Denby Marrickville ph 02 9560 6033.

It's a long time since I shopped there but the guys used to be very helpful. They sell all sorts of stuff that you know exists but the local hardware has never heard of.

Duncs
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