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Old May 10th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default destaco latches on swing out?

i am finishing my bumper and swing out for the wifes lj.
i have a solid bolt down latch assembly built into it that uses a t handle.
i want a quicker simpler destaco style latch for the wife to use.
i went to the destaco website and they have many different styles.

what model should i use?
where should i buy it?

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Old May 10th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Destaco is in Auburn Hills, on Doris Rd. Having said that, I can tell you that you do not want to use the ones I had been using. They do not like the weather.

I would stay away from this style
http://www.destaco.com/straight-line-action-clamps.html

In favor of something more like this
http://www.destaco.com/pull-action-latch-clamps.html

These are the distributors in Michigan
http://www.destaco.com/distributors.html
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thx!

what kinda holding force will be needed?
i see they go from 300lbs up to thousands of pounds.
is 1k lbs enough clamping force enough??
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http://www.destaco.com/standard-vertical-u-hook.html

As closely as I can tell, I have part number 374 on my JCR rear bumper.
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http://www.destaco.com/standard-vertical-u-hook.html

As closely as I can tell, I have part number 374 on my JCR rear bumper.
thats the one i was looking at.
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http://www.destaco.com/standard-vertical-u-hook.html

As closely as I can tell, I have part number 374 on my JCR rear bumper.
I have also had this one on mine for almost 8 years with no issues.
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You want this one under pull action toggle clamps, from mc master carr. Ships out of ohio will be there next day and will most likely be a better price than any other distributor. Go with style #2 because of the double locking you never half to worry about it coming open, and i would go with some thing around the 2000lbs holding pressure not so much for strength but for the bigger size of the assembly.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#toggle-clamps/=hhb5ur

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I have also had this one on mine for almost 8 years with no issues.
I've got the same thing, it's never failed yet and I've bounced it around pretty damn hard over the years. Plus I DD mine year round and it's holding up great.
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Add an SS at the end of the Destaco # for the stainless version.
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I looked at mine the other night, it's a 344 SS.
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