Alternate to cheap Supertrunk trunk latches?
I bought a supertrunk from a member here a littleways back and I have always had issues with the cheap latches..made in china and a very poor design for longevity IMHO.
TINY diameter bolts threaded into a cheap casting.....
I open and close the trunk 5 times a day, so I know that is a lot of wear and tear --- but if the hardware were thicker and stringer, and the casting wasnt so cheap it would hold up better.
The last time, the casting itself broke. I bought a new set of latches to replace. This time one of them stripped out at the bolts in the castings......
Anyone ever see a better solution? Pics attached of my current ones. The HD brand latches look the same...made in china I assume too.....and three times the price. LOL
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Last edited by shadango; 09-17-2016 at 03:42 PM.