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Thread: Sereis 2a Door Latch, replacement not available, any experience repairing original ?

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    My 1971 series 2a original left, drivers side door latch is worn and not working. Looks like there is no replacement available for it. Anyone have any experience repairing the original ? I saw some folks use a series 3 latch, I will not hack my nice original land rover drilling holes for that. Pics attached. Thanks for your helpClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by fowler1400 View Post
    My 1971 series 2a original left, drivers side door latch is worn and not working. Looks like there is no replacement available for it. Anyone have any experience repairing the original ? I saw some folks use a series 3 latch, I will not hack my nice original land rover drilling holes for that. Pics attached. Thanks for your helpClick image for larger version. 

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    I haven't seen one of these locks before, but I wonder if any of these latches may help although if you want to retain the key locking it would need involve modifications to the outer door panel, which I realise you dont want . Land Rover Series Door Locks, Handles & Hinges | John Craddock Ltd

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    Those latches were used for only a short time as a generally unsuccessful attempt at an anti-burst lock. I've had a few and all have been in poor condition. I've never tried to repair one. After a rollover event when both doors opened we replaced the latches with the much better Series III type of anti-bust locks on all of our trucks.

    Bob

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    "Replacements not available"? Who've you been talking to??? We've had them on the shelf for the past 40 years. Dare Britannia, Ltd.. NOS Genuine Land-Rover

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    I have a set of these latches available that are in good condition - I've sent you a PM with some pics and price

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