These rear window latches are a troublesome deal. Pretty much your choices before now were to try and find/beg/borrow/steal a good set - since you can't buy them through Subaru, or shut the rear windows forever with silicone, etc. Used latches rarely last more than a year or two it seems - even if you don't use them . In trying to keep my rear windows working I've gone through half a dozen latch's in like three years time .
I asked another member here (lostinthe202) whom I am aquianted with, and who does machine work on some fancy equipment for his real job, to make up new handles from Aluminium.
In addition to my set, he is making more for sale to board members - here is his post with the details:
This will likely be your ONLY shot at getting a set. He has the ability to make these RIGHT NOW and that could change in the future - I highly sugest anyone with a hatch keep this in mind and order a set now as this could be the only run of these that he makes.
This is not the "for sale" post so direct any questions you have regarding purchase and options to Will in the for sale section. This post is to get the word out there and to show off my shiny new latches with pictures of the install, etc. . *I* am not selling these so don't PM me! I am merely endorsing them and provided the core samples for their reproduction.
Edited by GeneralDisorder, 22 July 2010 - 03:15 PM.