Broken Air Filter Box Latch (1 Viewer)

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So replaced my starter contacts today....feel very accomplished but at the very end realized I had one boo-boo. I must have kneeled on the box that holds the air filter and broke one of hold down tabs(latch) off...(will try and get a picture but getting dark and tired).

so the bottom of the hold down tab(latch) (pivots off the bottom of the of the box) is held in place by a molded in dowel(lack of a better word)...so anyone have any ideas how to repair this?

Was thinking i could drill a hole and hold the tab on with a small bolt(will make sense if you look at your own,...) Or some type of cam over device that bolted into the fender well....will try and get a photo but for now curious if others have ideas. thanks in advance

barrypt5
 
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So replaced my starter contacts today....feel very accomplished but at the very end realized I had one boo-boo. I must have kneeled on the box that holds the air filter and broke one of hold down tabs(latch) off...(will try and get a picture but getting dark and tired).

so the bottom of the hold down tab(latch) (pivots off the bottom of the of the box) is held in place by a molded in dowel(lack of a better word)...so anyone have any ideas how to repair this?

Was thinking i could drill a hole and hold the tab on with a small bolt(will make sense if you look at your own,...) Or some type of cam over device that bolted into the fender well....will try and get a photo but for now curious if others have ideas. thanks in advance

barrypt5

I got the same thing going on. Mine was missing when purchased. Didn't think too much of it and figured that the vacuum of the intake would hold it closed. It wasn't until after one particularly dusty trip that I discovered some dust had made it past the filter due to the incomplete closure. I now run a couple of passes of duct tape around the seam to keep everything happy. It's a little whiskey tango, but it works.
 
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Here's what I did to fix the broken latch on my air box. I'll have to dig up the exact part number of the draw latch that I used, but here are some pics.

Broken/ missing latch:
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Dremel tool used to remove the external ribbing:
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Another view:
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Lower air box internal ribbing:
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Internal ribbing after the Dremel treatment:
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Nuts and washers secured with blue loctite:
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Adjustable draw latch spaced out with a piece of ABS plastic (forgot thickness, will measure):
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Latch over lid:
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Latched!
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Air box reinstalled:
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Very neat :)
My old cruiser had the same problem but was on LPG and during a long trip the motor backfired :bang: and I had a few nice cracks in the airbox .... so had to buy a new one at a :censor: more cash than expected.
 
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Supra- really clean work on the fix pic #1 is exactly what mine looks like....at least do you know what the name of that latch is? I looked for it on mcmaster carr but could not figure out the damn name....i was hoping to mount the latch from the bolt mount point that holds the air box to the fender well.....thanks for uploading the photos:cheers:

barrypt5

edit: options.... http://www.mcmaster.com/#adjustable-draw-latches/=f8m6u4
 
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