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catman_45
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From: Moscow, ID, USA
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posted 03-30-2002 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for catman_45   Click Here to Email catman_45     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My driver's side door won't open from the outside, and when I took off that flimsy inside panel, I notice a long shaft with a little dealy-bopper on the end of it, which I figured went into this little hole on a rocker latch. Well, this made the door work, but everytime I shut the door it pops back out again. What is supposed to keep it there? Am I missing some part?

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70SportsRoof
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From: Phoenix, AZ
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posted 03-30-2002 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think there's suppossed to be a clip on the "little dealy-bopper" that should hold it onto the rod, to keep it from popping off. I'm trying to remember what it looked like on my '66 I had.

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catman_45
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posted 03-31-2002 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for catman_45   Click Here to Email catman_45     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was it a clip or molded piece of plastic?
I can't see to well in there, and I'm trying to do these repairs in my college parking lot, so I can't take the door apart too far. I found some pieces inside the bottom of the door, two washers and a broken off piece of plastic. I gotta replace that whole latch/lock eventually, but in the meantime (until summer break) I have that shaft from the door handle hanging down and getting in the way, making my window not roll down all the way, causing the latch to not work (i had to drive home holding the door shut) and other stuff. Anybody else have this kinda problem that they fixed in some temporary way?

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dubstar
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From: Long Beach, Ca 1966 A-Code Coupe
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posted 03-31-2002 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dubstar   Click Here to Email dubstar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'll take a look at mine tomorrow. its 2am right now, and im a little drunk. i need to get some sleep, but i'll peep out the scene tomorrow and hit up the reply on the quick style for sure.

latro.

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catman_45
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posted 03-31-2002 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for catman_45   Click Here to Email catman_45     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks dub, watcha drinking btw?

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dubstar
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From: Long Beach, Ca 1966 A-Code Coupe
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posted 03-31-2002 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dubstar   Click Here to Email dubstar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
catman, sorry, i tried taking a look, but i cant find a flashlight to make sure whats going on in there. i took off the doorpanel though and its sitting shotgun.

btw: i was drinking Coronas with my bros last night, and when i got home, i had some 1984 Merlot. YUMMM

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maxo
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posted 04-02-2002 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maxo   Click Here to Email maxo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have get the clip to slip over the rod. I found it to be better to not even watch what I was doing (use the force catman a Corona might also help)

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65mustang
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posted 04-03-2002 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65mustang   Click Here to Email 65mustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have the exact same problem with my 66 fastback driver door. everyday i have to get in through the pass. door like an idiot. anyway i found out where the rod goes, into that plastic piece at the bottom that has no clip, but everytime it pops out. i put some silicone in the plastic piece to keep it in temp. and it worked for about 1 day. i think u can purchase a new plastic piece from mustangs unlimited that is fresh and tight so it will hold the rod. o yeah-it is alot easier to change it if u take the whole door off.but the hinges r a pain in the a$$.

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catman_45
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posted 04-03-2002 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for catman_45   Click Here to Email catman_45     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the help. I too have to crawl in the passenger side all the time.

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bibbs68
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posted 04-04-2002 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know if this will work or not, but try picking up a package of Banjo clips at you local parts store. It's just a thought I had. Plus, if it works it will be a cheap fix

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RICKS
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posted 04-04-2002 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RICKS   Click Here to Email RICKS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your description of your problem has me a bit confused as to whether your door latch rod is disconnected from the door handle mechanism up top, or the door latch mechanism below. No problem. There are specific fasteners that secure the rod at each end, and ANY Mustang parts supplier carries this stuff in bulk, cheap. At the top is a "door latch rod retainer" that is Ford # C3AZ-6221952-A. At the bottom is the "door latch rod pawl bushing" which is Ford # C4SZ-6321801-A. The bushing comes with three washers, and is plastic. The upper retainer is available as an all-plastic repro, or an original metal-with-nylon-bushing version. It's all dirt cheap stuff, call your favorite supplier and get the right stuff, pointless to mickey-mouse it with hardware store stuff.

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65mustang
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posted 04-04-2002 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65mustang   Click Here to Email 65mustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
exactly. my problem is with the pawl bushing at the bottom. mustangsplus doesnt sell them so i have to order one at $3.95 + s&h. so a little piece of cheap plastic is probably goin 2 cost me about $10 and a 5 day wait. o well what can u do.

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66 fastback 289 C4 w/shiftkit and B&M Pro Stick shifter holley 650 carb edlebrock performer intake 3.80 w/ posi under rider traction bars and front anti sway bar american racing torque thrust wheels

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catman_45
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posted 04-04-2002 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for catman_45   Click Here to Email catman_45     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey 65mustang, where are you ordering from? Mine is the pawl bushing too apparently, its at the bottom.

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