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The driver's side door latch post on our '68 Dart GT has become loose from the body and it rotates, making it diffiult to latch the door closed. I removed the rear driver's side (passenger) panel and accessed the back side of the post's anchoring point to see if I could do some kind of repair or tightening. I cannot tighten it and it (again) rotates in its sheet metal pocket mounting. My question: What can I do to keep the stud from rotating and moving around.

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there was a story in mopar muscle or mopar action showing a fix of welding a washer behind the post to keep it from turning. i'll try to find it.
 

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http://www.moparts.com/Tech/Archive/misc/18.html

You could do this and weld everything into place; I'm planning on doing it myself because my striker post is wasted behind the jamb, and now I have to slam the door for it to stay. Changing doors didn't help the situation much either, because I had to re-align them after I put them on; with all the opening and slamming I was doing, it loosened up even more. o[
 

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Well, JB Weld to the rescue... ;D

It seems to be holding OK..and it will have to do till I can get it welded properly...


I love that JB-Weld stuff...I repaired the fuel tank on my Moto Guzzi about 4 years ago. A welede seam had busted where it vibrated against the frame and it was leaking fuel onto the motor. JB Welded it and that was that, to this day.
 
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