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Old 03-22-2020, 06:31 PM
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Default Aerosport Door Handle Cover Issue

Installing my doors tonight and went to put on the Aerosport interior door handle cover plate. I had already fitted it to the door, but once the lock was installed, the plate won't fit flush due to it hitting the locking tab and screw.

Anyone else have this issue? If so, curious to know what you did to fix?



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Old 03-22-2020, 06:36 PM
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Yes. I had the same issue. Talk to Geoff at Aerosport. They have two different height tabs.
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:47 PM
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I had same problem, resolved by using a Dremel to cut a 45 deg relief notch in the plastic base mount for the latch to turn the full 90 deg. The cover plate hides the relief notch and all is good.
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:23 PM
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Yes. Relieve the interference as necessary.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:52 AM
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Default Same here

I ended up just cutting off one of the lower plate legs to allow the lock to rotate freely.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:13 AM
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Will at Aerosport saw my post and emailed me these pics. (GREAT customer service!) They designed this cover to work with or without the Aerosport low profile door handle. If you do use the low profile handle, it does take the modification others posted. Since a picture is worth a 1,000 words, here's where you need to modify the tab to allow clearance for the lock.



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Old 03-28-2020, 10:18 AM
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Hi

The problem with this setup is that the door handle can overpower the lock as the door lock pin can push the latch up and allow the pin to come out of the notch.

I made a latch that goes behind the rack and prevents it from moving more than 1/8" or so. I would post pix but can't figure out how to do it on this site.
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:15 AM
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Hi Again. I think I got the pix thing sorted out. Here is how I made the Aerosport covers work without modification.



Lock latch prior to modification



Rack marked for trimming



Tab before modification / welding



Welded tab



Unlocked position



Locked position
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:50 AM
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And, with Les' help, developing his idea a little further... I re-woked a short length of angle bar. Same principle and a very secure lock. Note that the nyloc nut needs to be pinned in place to prevent it working loose over time.

<<first picture post - bet I get it wrong ! >>


https://drive.google.com/open?id=19h...pRYyvQlH9-Loxs

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17FU...ew?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O24...ew?usp=sharing

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Old 04-03-2020, 11:20 AM
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Hi

Quick question, will the Aerosport cover fit without modification? That is where I ran into problems.

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