So I've been trying to find a part number so I can order a latch similar to these. I owe all the credit for the idea to the folks at Poison Spider for coming up with the idea. Reece (SHTFGrand Cherokee build) showed that style latch is more adaptable than just one design (and did a great job of doing it too!). And while PS doesn't offer that part/assembly as a kit ( I can understand why) I would like to try and make my own version using a similar style latch.
As a disclaimer so the PS guys don't think I am trying to steal anyone's thunder... This is for mine and only my own personal Jeep project. No, I'm not looking to steal an idea and manufacture things to sell. That's for other folks. I just want to build my own swing out bumper and like the unusual method someone else thought of. Being here in Germany It would cost me a fortune to have a similar swing out shipped, on top of the cost of the thing itself... So I am just hoping to order the small bits and make my own.
The latches can be seen in the attached pics. One is an image of a Chevy S10 Blazer's factory swing out. The next couple are from the hood of any year Jeep Cherokee XJ. Last one is the rear tailgate/hatch latch, also from an XJ. I tried looking at Crown, Rock Auto and some of the more generic parts places but I guess my search skills suck. I'm not even sure what the dealer would call this thing. On an XJ, Jeep uses two of them and I guess there is a RT and LF version? I'd just like to get my hands on some styles to see what I can make. So if anyone has an idea where these can be ordered or a part number... or anything related that could help... Please post up or let me know. Thanks a bunch!!!