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Old 02-06-2018, 07:50 PM   #1
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Cupboard latches

Have a 72 Boler 1300 that I am trying to keep as close to original as possible. Looking for cabinet latches for the overhead and lower cabinets (preferably stainless) I do not want to drill new holes in the fiberglass so size is important. Has anyone run across a source for such.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:52 PM   #2
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https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com...p/vts-398s.htm
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:04 PM   #3
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Another good resource:

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Old 02-06-2018, 08:17 PM   #4
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Thank you. Looks like it might work. Hard to say without having one in hand.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:43 PM   #5
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The holes on the vintage trailer latches are 1 inch apart.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:59 PM   #6
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That part works. What I have to figure out is if my replacement 1/2" maple doors are thick enough.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:01 PM   #7
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Went into Lee Valley. They have the hinges but no positive latch that will fit. Thanks anyways.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:11 PM   #8
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Wayne, I will measure the thickness of my doors this weekend and let you know. Not sure if they are 1/2 inch or not. I have the latches from Vintage Trailer but haven't put them in yet so I will check and let you know if it looks like they will work on a 1/2 inch thick door. I have them in the trailer which is in a garage I have for storage. They are really nice looking.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:21 PM   #9
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That would be great. Thanks a lot.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:13 AM   #10
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I looked at the cupboards in my trailer and the latches from Vintage Trailer Supply. It looks like a tight fit for 1/2 inch if the doors are truly 1/2 inch thick. I know most lumber is actually smaller than stated when you measure it. My cabinet doors are not exactly 1/2 inch thick, more like 7/8 inch thick. I will look around the house for a scrap piece of 1/2 inch lumber so I can rig something to show how it would look. Otherwise, you could try getting one and putting it on to try or you can wait until I put one of mine on when the weather gets warmer. They are really nice looking though. Let me know if you want me to post a picture of the latch.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:03 PM   #11
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I did some measuring using scrap lumber around the house. It looks like the maximum thickness without shimming the part the latch catches would be 3/8 inch. I will need to remeasure my doors since they might be thicker than that. I may have to replace them all since I'm not sure a shim would look good.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:16 PM   #12
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I'm not totally following you on the term "tight fit" My cabinet doors are 1/2" and yours are 7/8". In other words mine are 3/8" thinner than yours so if the latch fits your doors then it would be too loose for mine. Please advise if I am reading this right. I do appreciate the trouble you have gone to.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:59 PM   #13
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Sorry, I meant 3/8 inch not 7/8 inch. I have found that when you buy 1/2 inch thick lumber at the store it is actually smaller than 1/2 inch thick.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:18 AM   #14
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our canbinent doors are so think nothing is needed, nothing falls out. someone put new doors on our they are 5/8 to 3/4 thick!

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