427 Cobra
Door Latch
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Chronological Order
Main
Ordering
Receiving
Inventory
Fuel Tank
Brackets
Powder Coating
Engine Build
Frame Dolly
Frame Problems
Fuel Lines
Air Breather
Headers
Aligning The Body
Wheels
Clutch
Brake Lines
Pipes
Radiator
Roll Bars
Rear Axle
Body Mounting
Steering
Dash
Pedals
Engine Stand
Front Suspension
Engine Mount
Transmission Mount
Seats
Emergency Brake
Trunk Hinges
Trunk Latch
Trunk Lid Support
Door Latch
Door Striker
Door Fit
Hood
Hood Support
Rear Bumper
Gas Cap
Roll Bars Thru Body
Convertable Top
Wiring Trunk
Wiring Dash
Wiring
Wipers
Final Assemble

This is the door as it comes from StreetBeast. The latch mounting holes are predrilled. An access hole has been cut and part of the hole for the latch release has been cut.

First I marked the area to be cut out where the striker will enter the latch.

My favorite tool for cutting the fiberglass is this air powered saw.

After cutting the area out for the striker I used a Dremel tool to smooth and finish the hole. Notice the notch on the left side of the cut out, this is for the latch catch. The latch mounting holes had to be drilled out to 1/4 inch. The hole on the far left had to be drilled to 5/16 inch for better alignment.

Next I marked and cutout the hole for the latch handle.

Notice the slot for the spring to slide through.

Then I measured and cut the wire that connects the handle to the latch.

After attaching the completed assembly of the handle and latch, I slid it through the hole for the handle.

Then using 1/4 - 20 x 1 1/4 bolts and washers, I mounted the latch.

Then using #10 x 5/8 self tapping pan head screws I mounted the latch release handle.