Here's how I did it
It felt the same here.. anyway got on with the job at one point after looking at it for a while wondering why I spent money on this. I first watched a video on youtube demonstrating a technique, got inspired and did it with no harm. I have no small grinder here and could not borrow any, so I drilled through the rivets after punching right in the middle (you'll swear if you don't punch it first...). Using a small grinding tool to remove the rivets from inside does a nicer job of course, but I don't mind the little holes. The trick is to support the latch properly at 90 degrees if you're working on the floor like I had to, a piece of wood (2x4) cut to the right height is of great help. Once you removed the rivets, you then need to enlarge the hole left by the former screw to the width of the narrower side of the lock (no thread). In final, just use a round file to enlarge to the needed oval form, this will take a few minutes only, a lime does a fairly good job and works well in aluminum. It's easier with a
Last edited by Squire; 2 May 2011 at 12:34.