Changing out cam locks and slam latches. Each of the slide latch components is independently slideable in a track between a locking position, wherein the slide latch components extend into the strike channel, and a strike receiving position, wherein the slide latch components are slideably moved away from the strike channel into the tracks against the biasing force of the springs.
The tracks include a primary latch receiving track 32, a secondary spring track 34 extending from the bottom of the primary track and an auxiliary stop track or channel spring loaded slam latch 36 disposed along one side of the primary track. Typically, however, the latches are individually configured to receive a particular size and type of fastener.
Selecting one of a plurality of polygonal shaped fastener components and disposing said selected one of said polygonal shaped fastener components in said interior receptacle, wherein said interior receptacle is configured to constrain a rotation of said selected one of said polygonal shaped fastener components.
For example and without limitation, a smaller strike component can be safely engaged by the dual slam latch, since the opening between the opposing latch components is smaller than the opening formed between an single latch component and an opposing side wall of the strike channel.
Comes with an automotive grade slam latch and all necessary hardware, including longer bolts for the a-pillar. Further comprising at least one liner adapted to be disposed on a bottom of said strike channel, wherein said liner comprises a non-metallic material.
A plug is disposed in the other of the openings such that the track no longer opens into the strike channel. The various embodiments of the slam latch, and methods of assembling the slam latch, provide significant advantages over other slam latches. A spring and a latch component are disposed in the housing on one side of the strike channel, with the spring biasing the latch component toward the strike channel.
Such latches, however, must be reset for subsequent engagements, even if the strike member is withdrawn laterally. It also is known to provide latches with dual rotary components that latch or engage in response to the movement of a strike component. 1 2 3 When the door is pushed closed, the angled edge of the latchbolt engages with the lip of the strike plate; a spring allows the bolt to retract.
The components are then positioned in one of the housing components 4, with the other housing component 6 then being secured to the first housing component to complete the assembly. Changing out cam locks and slam latches. This modularity is applicable to any type of latch having more than one latch component, wherein one of the latch components can be replaced by a plug, and is not limited to slam latches.
Cabin doors locks are sometimes horribly outdated and are not re-keyed as frequently as hotel rooms. Bolting the slam latches in was easy even with poor instructions provided. This additional strength can lead to the housing and other components being made of non-metallic materials, such as injection molded plastics.
As such, the latch is limited as to the size of the strike component it can effectively latch, since the strength of the latch may be compromised if the strike component is too small. A similar non-metallic lining can be applied to the surface of the strike channel to further cushion the strike component and reduce noise pollution.