Found an old 12V door latch puller from my streetrod days. So was experimenting with building an extension off the latch that I would use to connect said latch to 12V puller.
While bending/shaping my latch extension, I took apart the latch which allowed that damn spring to come out also.
Now I can determine in the picture here that the long arm of the spring is captured/held by the stub sticking up below the hole and above the middle painted part.
Question is where exactly does the short end of that spring reside. It appears it pushed up against inner edge of chrome part on right in picture.
Very hard to get both ends closed enough to get it all back in place.
Can someone validate where short end goes and how might I have better luck getting it back in place.