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ToddXLV
06-25-2009, 06:35 AM
That cheap plastic rotating handle that locks your rear engine cover broke on me yesterday. It busted right off it's hinges when I was trying to open it. That thing is made of straight up plastic and the only thing metal is the actual locking part. But it's mounted to a plastic housing into the handle. Unbelievable, I didn't know that part was plastic.

Well anyway I would like to replace it since it looks bad now. I wish there was a aluminin or metal replacement but I doubt it. Where do I order this part? I could really careless about the locking part because that is ridiculous. If somebody wanted to access your engine and steal something that cheap plastic handle is not stopping anybody.

Kelsey
06-25-2009, 07:47 AM
Todd,

Good point about the theft. I seem to recall a similar thread about a year ago or so. You are not the only one who has broken that. You might want to do a search.

ToddXLV
06-25-2009, 03:45 PM
Overton's has the handle.

your right. Why lock it. If somebody wanted access to your engine, they have two side compartments they can easily go thru.

here's a stainless one (may be too small in diameter):
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=76012&pdesc=Stainless_Steel_Locking_Slam_Latch&cname=Hatches-Latches&aID=601J6&merchID=1009&r=view

here's what we currently have:

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=87204&pdesc=T_Handle_Locking_Latch&cname=Hatches-Latches&aID=601J6&merchID=1009&r=view


here's a non-locking currently what we have:

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=87203&pdesc=T_Handle_Non_Locking_Latch&cname=Hatches-Latches&aID=601J6&merchID=1009&r=view

Ahhh, thanks Eddie! Is the handle on your 3rd one made of plastic or stainless steel like the 1st one? I like the 1st one but you are not sure that it will fit. But I bet if I try to order the OEM handle from my local dealer they will chare at least $60. So I think I will order your handle. Thanks bro.

ToddXLV
06-25-2009, 03:53 PM
I just ordered the 3rd one. Thanks Ed.