Reward: open my rear gate?

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righthandman
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Reward: open my rear gate?

Postby righthandman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:12 pm

Once again the rear gate on my '91 L300 is jammed, but this time no amount of lube and coaxing will get it open (not speaking in metaphors). I brought it to the nearest Delica mechanic but they had no luck either, and they are saying it might need to be cut open, which I'd rather not do. Anyone in the Vancouver area feel they might know a trick? Willing to drive it to you (it's near 16th and Oak in Vancouver). Say $100 and a case of your favourite beer to whoever succeeds? Let me know if you are willing to take a crack at it. Thanks!

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Reward: open my rear gate?

Postby poochike » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:55 pm

righthandman wrote:Once again the rear gate on my '91 L300 is jammed, but this time no amount of lube and coaxing will get it open (not speaking in metaphors). I brought it to the nearest Delica mechanic but they had no luck either, and they are saying it might need to be cut open, which I'd rather not do. Anyone in the Vancouver area feel they might know a trick? Willing to drive it to you (it's near 16th and Oak in Vancouver). Say $100 and a case of your favourite beer to whoever succeeds? Let me know if you are willing to take a crack at it. Thanks!
I might be able to help you out. Had a 91 with the sake problem a few years back. Took me about 2+ hours, but I got it. Once open I disassembled the latch mechanism and soaked it in vinegar then lubed it up. From what I remember I opened it from the inside with a flat head screw driver and a lot of sweat.

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Reward: open my rear gate?

Postby helibrian » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:58 am

I had the same problem. You need to take the panel off and pry the latch mechanism because it slips over the other side of where it’s supposed to be. I live at main and 51 if you need a hand.

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Reward: open my rear gate?

Postby righthandman » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:18 am

Thanks for the response, that's really helpful, I'll follow up with you directly.
Cheers!

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Reward: open my rear gate?

Postby righthandman » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:17 pm

Thanks to all who offered to help. Brian (helibrian) managed to open the gate after almost 2 hrs of wrangling- much appreciated!

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Reward: open my rear gate?

Postby Growlerbearnz » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:46 am

Go Helibrian! :-)
Nothing says "poor workmanship" more than wrinkles in the duct tape.


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