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Over Centre Latch's
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:27:17 AM »
Hi All,
  I've been wanting to replace the top over centre latch's for awhile, as I was never really happy with the amount of movement that was still possible when they were locked, and as we're gearing up for a big trip and some rough roads, I thought now was the time to do it.

There's a couple of other threads in the forum about replacing them, but they're for like-for-like, while I've opted of a different make, although with the same footprint for the screws.

I've used the OJOP 500 catches, which are rated for 500 kg which should be plenty, and have a thumb catch as well as a flush locking hole vs the standard one being in the middle.

So, after changing the catches and admiring my limited handy man skills, I'm now sitting here wondering why track trailer or no one else has done something similar.
Is there anything else I need to consider, or is a latch a latch, and I don't need to give it a second thought ?
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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 09:28:00 AM »
and better pictures of the OJOP catch itself.

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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 11:47:03 AM »
The latches look good, well done.

The rubber bumpers however are starting to look perished, ours became hard and wore the fiberglass, might be worth replacing those.

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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 03:09:13 PM »
Yes Ray the bump stop rubbers can and will end up rubbing through the gel coat. You can get a large panel washer, make a rubber “bush” to go between the washer and the gel coat, drill a hole through the lid and bolt the washer on.
Ensure it’s sealed etc then the bump stop rubber will wear on the washer.

Easy peasey to do just have to back yourself drilling a hole thought the lid is all

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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 08:23:41 AM »
The rubber bumpers however are starting to look perished, ours became hard and wore the fiberglass, might be worth replacing those.

Thanks Ray, they're on the to do list, I just haven't found replacements yet.
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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 11:01:15 PM »
Hi Guys
Not absolutely on the topic of latches but rather on the bump stop issue.  What I have done is take some loop Velcro and stick it onto the hatch where the rubber stop rests.  Seems to work well and when it wears a little just remove and replace.
Robert,  Landcruiser 200, Tvan Murranji

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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 11:56:04 PM »
Guys, the 'rubber bump stops' are just door stops from the Hardware store.
They aren't a unique special part.
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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2021, 09:20:43 AM »
Guys, the 'rubber bump stops' are just door stops from the Hardware store.
They aren't a unique special part.

I have looked a couple of times and although I haven't found what I'm looking for, it hasn't been a huge priority either.  The tvan ones are fairly wide, and the ones i've found to date tend to be tall and skinny.

I've also been avoiding trying to drill the stainless rivets out, but figured after I made a mess of it I'd just replace them with bolt's and nyloc's
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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2021, 09:41:19 PM »
Clark rubber have the rubber stops in White.  At least they did   
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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2021, 04:49:21 PM »
Yep, I replaced latches on our Tvan (2005) with new locking ones. Got them at the big green shed. Happy I don’t have to worry about possible unlatch during bumpy trips.
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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2021, 02:39:16 PM »
Our o/c catches are the locking type you have installed. These were standard fitment in our 2012 Mk 3 Canning. We prefer their positive locking mechanism too and have spares the same model as yours :) I can understand that some may not have the finger/ hand strength the operate them, though

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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2021, 07:40:59 AM »
Does anyone know where you can buy the part that goes on the deck with the provision for the locking pin thanks

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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2021, 07:45:59 AM »
Yep, from Track.
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Re: Over Centre Latch's
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Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2021, 01:12:49 PM »
Hi Kermit, if you have the locking type latches then I really don’t reckon you need the secondary bracket from Track. I think that was introduced as backup in case a non locking latch came open during travels. That’s my take anyway.
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