View Full Version : Loose door latch posts

10-21-2016, 01:28 PM
I've tried two different sources for door posts- this last set directly from Dennis Carpenter. The end of the post moves laterally more that 1/8", and as a result, both doors have to be slammed shut, and stick when closed. Does anyone make a good set of these, or do I have to resort to modifying these by welding the post to the base plate?

bird 60
10-21-2016, 07:31 PM
I was under the impression that they were solid & not loose.
Did you by any chance change the door rubbers with new ones?
If not, I guess you might have to weld them from the back.

Chris.....From OZ.

10-22-2016, 09:19 PM
They are not supposed to be loose. The center section is a steel-rubber-steel sandwhich to give the closing a damped feel to it. I'm afraid if I weld it I'll burn the rubber.

bird 60
10-23-2016, 03:14 AM
What if you spot mig it from the front?


10-24-2016, 06:10 AM
That's not possible, since the joint between the plate and post is covered by the second, thin, layer of steel. I'm thinking of doing it from the back. I just wanted to know if anyone else has done this before attempting.

11-08-2016, 09:03 PM
Joe at Classic Metal in Mocksville MIG welded a new set for me. I had to do a little cutting of shims and grinding of welds to make them fit, but the doors are now closing solid THUNK.