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Lower door latch problem

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Dec 30, 2004
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Pacific Northwest
Out flying in our stock J-3 yesterday and the back seater asked if I could close the door...when I tried to operate the lower door latch to lock the door, the front door latch pin (the one that protrudes from the front of the lower half) apparently retracted fully inside the door. The rear one still works fine. I have looked in the Cub Club newsletters and could not find a picture, diagram, or discussion of this topic - how to retrieve the pin without cutting the fabric. And to adjust/revise it so this doesn't happen again. Anybody out there got photos or words to help?


George Coleman
Cub 6558H

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