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Old 02-11-2011, 03:15 PM
billycanuk billycanuk is offline
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Hey folks ... I finally did get my rear doors open! Soaked the bottom latches overnight with a good penetrating oil and then placed a wooden block at the base of the door on the inside. While holding open the handle, A good solid whack to the wooden block with a small sledge hammer ... and it opened! It appears that the bottom latches rust pretty good and seize up without much use. Passenger side works like a dream but driver's side latch will have to be replaced as it's too far gone. Hope this helps someone out.
Thanks ... Billy
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