RWHenhouse Posted July 29, 2022 Share Posted July 29, 2022 Well, it finally got me. I have been locked out of my 2004 Panther a couple of times over the years. A pull on the latch caused it to disconnect from the mechanism and then there's no way to open it from the outside. Fortunately, there was always a window unlatched that my wife was able to crawl though and save the day. Then about 2 years ago I figured out to adjust the latch so it wouldn't do that. No problems for 2 years. Then, I got locked out a truck stop, and windows all latched. I was getting ready to break a window, then realized I could probably just cut the strike bolt with a hacksaw blade. About 30 minutes and I was in! Haven't been able to find a replacement strike bolt yet. The part screwed into the door frame appears to be a 3/8" coarse thread, about 1" long. Then there's a 1 1/8" flat washer that seats against the door frame. The "post" that the latch grabs is 1/2" OD and am guessing about 1" long (the cut-off part fell inside the door, haven't found it yet). Has anyone had to replace one of these strike bolts yet? Where did you find one? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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