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 Posted: 04-15-2016 12:36 am
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Frank Schwartz
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Does anyone know a source of that dadgummed spring fitting that goes around the trunk lock mechanism and has two barbs that when the lock is pushed into place, they snap out and hold the lock in place...

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Frank

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 Posted: 04-15-2016 12:37 am
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Sorry...that should read Trunk not Tarunk...
Frank

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 Posted: 04-15-2016 08:42 am
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Frank,
From your description I believe you are looking for a circlip try http://www.centuryspring.com/retaining-rings
Gordon

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 Posted: 04-15-2016 07:42 pm
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Thanks for the suggestion, but it is a spring steelband with two barbed "feet"...Picture is on Jensen Owners Club (UK) site as
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 Posted: 04-16-2016 08:57 pm
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Frank,
I'm thinking it would be called the "lock cylinder retaining clip." My first thought was Delta but a quick look did not show it in the online catalogue. This is type of thing that the old time part stores would have in their Dorman products cabinet. Perhaps bring the lock to your local Napa and see if what they have fits.
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 Posted: 04-17-2016 06:27 pm
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After looking at my own lock clip I see it is not as I remembered - it is an odd duck. If all else fails, I might try Martin Robey.
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 Posted: 07-31-2016 12:49 pm
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Does anyone know a source of that dadgummed spring fitting that goes around the trunk lock mechanism and has two barbs that when the lock is pushed into place, they snap out and hold the lock in place...

Frank; just read this; have quite a few; I grind the sharp tips down a bit so it "slides" in easier but still holds the lock down nicely, using vaseline or grease to make assembly easier. The tough part with installing the lock is the "return" spring. I use a wooden clamp and some wood to hold down the lock while I attempt(very "testy") to get that return spring in the proper holes while having the bolt handy for tightening down. Smaller fingers and better eyes might be useful here. You may want to put a removable rag into the space first as losing that return spring down one of the trunk channels is likely.
take care, bruce

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