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Jims-87YJ 06-03-2013 08:10 PM

'87 YJ Hardtop Latch Removal
I am trying to take apart the rear glass latch section and cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the latch assembly apart? Here is a picture:

Need to try and get this apart as one of the screws is rusted and broke off. I can not find any set screw or other means to separate the "T" handle (outside) from the backing plate on the inside??? :confused:

Thanks for any help.

superj 06-04-2013 05:44 AM

mine rusted in half so i cannot help on this part

Myjeep1986 06-05-2013 10:02 AM

I believe you need to drill out the 2 screws on the outside and the T handle will pull out and expose interior mounting plate.

grandboost98 06-05-2013 10:06 AM

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I had to drill the two studs out and then soak the mechanism in pb and beat it with a hammer to get the square shaft out

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