Installing Bear Claw Latches – Catch & Release
Installing Bear Claw Latches - Hot Rod Network
For years, street rod builders have relied on the strength and simple security of so-called bear-claw-style door latches when replacing worn-out, antiquated, or nonexistent latches on steel or fiberglass cars. In addition to the strong, safe design, modern bear-claw latches are relatively compact and easy to adapt to most vehicles. Many enthusiasts like them simply for their smooth operation, or because their easy-pull release mechanisms work well with electric solenoids on cars with shaved door handles. While you study the installation on this Chevy, keep a few things in mind before planning a bear-claw latch addition to your ride. First, your doors should be aligned and the hinges in good working order before fitting new latches. And remember that, on some cars, it may work better to install the latch on the doorjamb and the striker on the door.
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