Door wont open stuck closed.

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RMS
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Re: Door wont open stuck closed.

Post by RMS » 07 Sep 2020 18:23

all the action happens on the other side of the latch assembly
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Re: Door wont open stuck closed.

Post by eastbaysolo_73 » 16 Sep 2020 11:54

Ok guys just got my car back from my buddys exhaust shop. Thanks for all the comments and input. I tried doing what some of you posted and it still does not work. My car is a 1970. Im not sure if the door mechanism is from a 69 or 70. But either way I tried and here I am in the same spot.. Gonna try some more today as the air is actually breathable air today here in Pleasanton CA.

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Re: Door wont open stuck closed.

Post by yenpit » 16 Sep 2020 13:35

eastbaysolo_73 wrote:
07 Sep 2020 12:03
Looks like I'm gonna use my dremel tool and have to cut it inside the door close to where it goes through the hole inside the door and makes contact with the striker to get the door open. Every thing I've tried doesn't work. Sheesh the most annoying shit ever.
Ugh. I should have most latch parts if you need anything.

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Re: Door wont open stuck closed.

Post by eastbaysolo_73 » 16 Sep 2020 15:27

Thanks Yenpit
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Re: Door wont open stuck closed.

Post by eastbaysolo_73 » 16 Sep 2020 17:28

Got the door open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank god. Unfortunately I had to use the dremel. No damage to the door or inside of the door. But the mechanism will need to be replaced.
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Re: Door wont open stuck closed.

Post by yenpit » 17 Sep 2020 14:15

I think the difference between early & late is the engineering of the rotating latch mechanism, cuz I have seen two different styles, but I'm thinking they are interchangeable..........?? Can you post a pic of the BACK of the latch, where the rotating latch mechanism & spring are? I likely have either way, let me know!
1972 521 flat bed
1972 510 4dr parts car
1974 620 parts truck
1980 720 parts truck
1965 Mustang GT Coupe
2009 Toyota Matrix S AWD

LOTS of 510 parts!

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