c3 Door Ajar Switch

Has anyone out there had an experience with replacing a door ajar switch on a C3? 1975.. There is an access plate in the rear wheel well which i can get to,
however, the riveted receptacle in the body has broken off at the rivets. The access panel is not large enough to get your hand inside to reattach the threaded plate. Does anyone know have any ideas on hot to replace the threaded portin the swith screws into. Can I epoxy it back or is there some other way? Do they make a replacement receptacle that mounts in from the front? Thsnks
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'Key wrote:

assuming I'm picturing this correctly...
Is it possible to remove interior panels behind the door post to get at that area?
Or, can you get a magnet on a long wand in there to capture the threaded plate through that wheelwell access plate? If so, you could get that plate out and clean it up, perhaps you could then figure out a way to tape it to a long stick and have someone position it firmly in place (through the wheelwell access) while you use blind rivets to attach it to the door post. You also could epoxy it in a similar manner, ensuring both surfaces are clean & dry, and being careful not to get epoxy in the switch threads.
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On 27 May 2006 12:13:45 -0700, "neshaminy snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com"

Its been at least 10 years since I replaced the switch in my 76....and honestly I tried several methods and became frustrated with all of them..... ended up by using 2 part epoxy..
Switch still functions... so "my" repair was good enough for my purposes..
Bob G. 64 72 & 98 Convertibles 76 & 79 Coupes
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