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Old 05-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hardtop Side Latch

When I took my hardtop off a few weeks ago I seem to have broken the pin that connects the lever to the spike. I have tried replacing it with both a nail and a rivet, but both have broken when I tried to put the hardtop back on.

Has anyone else ever broken this, and more importantly have they managed to fix it? I am not keen on buying a new latch if there is a fix for this that I have not thought of.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:40 AM   #2
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Yup.

Replace it with something harder, like a mini-screwdriver shaft and make sure it's as large a diameter as possible. Then adjust the mounting plate so it doesn't require so much force to rotate the lever.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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Happen to have any pictures of the fix?
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