I'm having a helluva hard time trying to replace a simple latch on my shed doors. After the first attempt the latch would not slip over the loop easily. For the 2nd attempt I left the loop alone and installed a new 1 x 4.5 inch vertical board on the jamb side of the left door. (I'm working with the horizontal latch in the middle of the door.) I thought I had everything correctly aligned but when I put the first screw into the latch, it would not slip over the loop because again, they were too far apart. I'm going to fiddle with it tomorrow but I though I'd ask here and see if anyone has any tips for me. Attached is a photo of the front of the shed and a photo of the latch I'm working with.