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Old November 12th, 2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default Rear Tire Swingout Latch

I am to the point in my rear Bumper/Tire swingout project that I need to figure out what type of latch I am going to use before I go any further. I would like to see some pics of your setup and tell me why you like it or why you don't, what would you change? Thank you....
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Old November 12th, 2005, 11:30 PM   #2
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Check out my site: http://jeepfabrication.com for more info on that
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Old November 13th, 2005, 09:06 PM   #3
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Here's mine

The latch is a DeStaCo latch that i ordered from McMaster Carr, it's stainless steel and rated to like 700 lbs. It's positive locking. I like this latch and wouldn't do anything different if I did it over.




The hinge is a rockstomper spindle hinge. it works perfect and i wouldn't change it either. if you havent' selected a hinge I would HIGHLY recommend a rockstomper hinge.


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Search McMaster Carr for "Draw Pull Latches" for several choices
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Old November 13th, 2005, 10:15 PM   #4
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You can also buy those latches at Production Tool.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 11:02 PM   #5
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www.grainger.com has those latches for like $13 or something, $15 for the 1000lb rated as well if anyone cant find them
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www.grainger.com has those latches for like $13 or something, $15 for the 1000lb rated as well if anyone cant find them

I choose the one through McMaster Carr cuz the ones I found at Grainger weren't Stainless. Personally I think having the Latch be stainless and cost twise as much is totally worth it. I think I had to pay about $45 shipped to my door for mine, about twice as much as reg old steel.
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hey rsqjeep, I notice you are in Lansing. I thought I new every Lansing Area Jeeper, have we met before? where abouts in Lansing do you live. I live over on the waverly side of town, real close to Waverly High School.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 10:54 AM   #8
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why dont you use a quick pin system, like on the 3pts on a tractor. you have your pin, like the draw bar pin, and then there is a snap ring/ pin i would call it. Thats how i was going to put one on mine.
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