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Unread 06-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
Jims-87YJ
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'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???

Thanks for any help.

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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:44 AM   #2
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mine rusted in half so i cannot help on this part
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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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Handle

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.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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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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