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Xtra cab Quarter Window Latch Repair

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by redruM69, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    redruM69

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    3" Leveling kit Aluminum Window Latch Pivots :)
    Get em here guys! http://www.ebay.com/itm/330710209564
    If you dont use eBay:
    http://dasherdeals.ecrater.com (Enter the code "tacopivot" during checkout for free shipping!!)

    Hi guys,
    New here. I'm here to gauge level of interest in replacement billet aluminum quarter window latch hinge pivots.

    I've designed the part in CAD, and I have had a few prototypes laser cut. They work awesome!
    I'm now working on getting them in bulk to sell. 200 units total, probably around a month. I'll be selling for around $10 a pair, or $6 each. (Introductory price, they are now $9.99 each)

    AFAIK (Please correct me if I am wrong here!) there was a guy making these for a while, but I hear he disappeared. I also heard his service wasn't so great, and that his part rattled. I have designed my part with a extra snug fit on the pins, so they shouldn't rattle.

    I have a well established eBay Top Rated Power Seller account with 100% positive feedback, and can be trusted. (eBay ID DasherDeals)

    Let me know if you're interested guys. I'll announce news as I get it!

    Thanks,
    JJ



    Mods: Feel free to move this thread if I'm out of bounds.

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    UPDATE 2/11/12:
    I've ordered my first 200 units this eve. Should have them in on or around the 22nd of this month!

    UPDATE 2/14/12:
    Installation video is up:
    Youtube video

    UPDATE 2/22/12:
    Machining was delayed due to lack of material. 27-28th is the new ETA.

    UPDATE 2/29/12:
    Here they are! http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330695187582

    UPDATE 3/6/12:
    Clarified introductory price. I apologize for the confusion!

    UPDATE 4/28/2012:
    New link to purchase: http://www.ebay.com/itm/230783218338
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Subd for future reference, mine are broke so i may get some of these in the future
     
  3. Feb 10, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    I'm totally in for a set!
     
  4. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Question to the mods/admin.

    If this thread gets moved (to the vendor or marketplace section) and I'm subbed to the thread, will I still be able to access it?
     
  5. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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    Yes, please make these!!!
     
  6. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    crimsonred2004

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    How easy is it to get the pins out of the latch and bracket? Does the latch have to be taken out of the truck to do the replacement? Thanks
     
  7. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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  8. Feb 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    redruM69

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    3" Leveling kit Aluminum Window Latch Pivots :)
    Pretty easy. About 4-5 minutes each All you need is a hammer/punch, pair of channel locks, and a Phillips. the plastic panel does not need to be removed. The window half of the latch is easily removed with a phillips, just to make the job a little easier. the other half of the latch stays in place.
    I'll have an instructional video soon, before I market them.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    You are the shit . I was going to make my own but these look amazing .. I want a set ASAP please
     
  10. Feb 10, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    scocar

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    Yes, do this, please. I was going to get the other guy's until I heard about qaulity and customer service problems.

    Everybody's are broken, so theoretically, everyone will buy them if you have your act together! Great price, too.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    I'd be interested myself. Great product
     
  12. Feb 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    My prayers have been answered lol :pray: . I would be interested
     
  13. Feb 10, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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  14. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Couldn't believe how much the dealership wanted to fix my rear window when I had a first gen.

    Good job making these.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    :D
     
  16. Feb 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Stupid question. Do they just break?
    I cant remember the last time my rear windows were opened so the latches are fine.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    Both of mine broke when I opened the windows and tried to latch them back. No force behind it they just shattered.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    The piece in the middle just broke? I just want to know what to look for so I dont end up with a floppy window! haha
     
  19. Feb 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    redruM69

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    3" Leveling kit Aluminum Window Latch Pivots :)

    Yep, poor design by Toyota. Its the little black plastic dogbone shaped piece in the middle. They always break, and seem to always break at the same spot. If you are SUPER careful with them, they may last. Some people zip-tie them back together, but I figured a more permanent solution would be better.
    Aluminum > Plastic :D
     
  20. Feb 11, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    I will keep you in mind if mine break. Since I rarely use the windows, they could be ready to go now! :)
     
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