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FOUND: Maker of Draw Latch For Windshield

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:26 pm
by dpcd67
Eberhard Manufacturing is the one who makes/made the draw latch for Amtech Turtle top.
Series 770.
The ones that came with my top are not correct.

Re: SOUTHCO Draw Latch For Windshield

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:35 pm
by RockHillWill
Are these what you are looking for?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/183791622052

Re: SOUTHCO Draw Latch For Windshield

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:21 pm
by Mark Rozak
Amtech Helmet product brochure has D-HMV122 as the kit part number with contact info: Paula Meyer at (800) 537-0762, militarysales@amtechcorp.com

Kascar has the kit part number listed but out of stock. Picture has draw type latch & clip. Zooming in shows a stamped part number, however illegible.

SouthCo has several pages in their catalog. Several are close. I didn't see one with a hole in the latch.

Re: SOUTHCO Draw Latch For Windshield

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:43 pm
by dpcd67
Rock; thanks; no, those aren't right.
I was trying to avoid Amtech as I heard they are hard to deal with when you are just an individual.
Plus, avoid paying $131 for $30 worth of clamps.
Maybe no choice.

Re: FOUND: Maker of Draw Latch For Windshield

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:36 am
by dpcd67
I found the maker; Eberhart. Series 770; industrial grade latch. Holds 1500 pounds.

Re: FOUND: Maker of Draw Latch For Windshield

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:33 pm
by mk23
So where did you end up buying them from? Dud they come with the little flat pieces? Thanks

Re: FOUND: Maker of Draw Latch For Windshield

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:03 pm
by dpcd67
Even though they are made by Eberhart, they didn't have any in stock, and would only re-order if I wanted 500 of them.
So, I called Amtech (now McClarin Plastics), and talked to Kirk, the sales Manager.
They had them in stock and I had them in 3 days. They come with the latches, screws, strikes, and some big rivets which I replaced with SS sheet metal screws (into the windshield frame) because the rivets are 1/4 inch and I don't have a gun that big.
I was wrong about Amtech; they are easy to deal with, and not as expensive as people told me. They even have the complete hard tops in stock, ready to ship to you.
Work great.