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Username Post: door adj. ?        (Topic#353054)
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Loc: kingman,az
Reg: 04-29-00
09-17-18 04:06 PM - Post#2746454    

my old 67 Panel truck has seen way to many rough roads. the striker is a low as it will go and I have to put a bit of down pressure to get the driver door to close [with out slamming-which I hate]
2 questions then.
1 if I pull all 4 striker bolts out, will the threaded striker plates fall or are they captured inside the door pillar? [my 76 Suburban front door plates fall inside]
2. do you have to remove the front fender to lower the door hinges?
thanks Rod in AZ

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Loc: Muskegon, MI, USA
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09-24-18 04:47 PM - Post#2747107    
    In response to rod

The striker plates will fall out! I use strip caulk to hold the shims together when assembling.

I use an "S" shaped box end wrench for getting to the bolts.


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