Front Door Adjustments

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Vairamp
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Front Door Adjustments

Unread post by Vairamp » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:07 am

I have a ‘62 Rampside. It’s being restored and almost finished. The front doors don’t close very well. It seems like you need to stand on one foot face your upper body to Detroit, pull on your left earlobe and close your right eye to get it to close.

Anyone have a “method” to adjust the doors so any normal human can close the doors?

THANKS


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Re: Front Door Adjustments

Unread post by ossieoz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:56 am

If it’s the same problem i had... the door just wouldn’t shut and stay shut. They seemed to have a life of there own. I adjusted the door strikers, in and then out, then up and then down... fixed it but after a few minutes or days or weeks they decided not to stay closed any more. Bought some new door strikers, installed them and haven’t had any more problems :)


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Re: Front Door Adjustments

Unread post by Vairamp » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:09 pm

ossieoz wrote:If it’s the same problem i had... the door just wouldn’t shut and stay shut. They seemed to have a life of there own. I adjusted the door strikers, in and then out, then up and then down... fixed it but after a few minutes or days or weeks they decided not to stay closed any more. Bought some new door strikers, installed them and haven’t had any more problems :)


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Re: Front Door Adjustments

Unread post by Vairamp » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:11 pm

THANKS ! Y I guess 50 or so years of being opened closed and even neglected it’s time to replace them!


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Re: Front Door Adjustments

Unread post by Vairamp » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:56 am

Vairamp wrote:
ossieoz wrote:If it’s the same problem i had... the door just wouldn’t shut and stay shut. They seemed to have a life of there own. I adjusted the door strikers, in and then out, then up and then down... fixed it but after a few minutes or days or weeks they decided not to stay closed any more. Bought some new door strikers, installed them and haven’t had any more problems :)


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I’m having a problem finding New Strikers. Where did you get yours?


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Re: Front Door Adjustments

Unread post by ossieoz » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:06 am

Vairamp wrote:
Vairamp wrote:
ossieoz wrote:If it’s the same problem i had... the door just wouldn’t shut and stay shut. They seemed to have a life of there own. I adjusted the door strikers, in and then out, then up and then down... fixed it but after a few minutes or days or weeks they decided not to stay closed any more. Bought some new door strikers, installed them and haven’t had any more problems :)


1961 Greenbrier, 1962 Rampside and 1964 Monza cab.



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I’m having a problem finding New Strikers. Where did you get yours?


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Couldn’t find it in clarks


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Vairamp
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Re: Front Door Adjustments

Unread post by Vairamp » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:55 pm

ossieoz wrote:
Vairamp wrote:
Vairamp wrote:


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I’m having a problem finding New Strikers. Where did you get yours?


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California corvair parts

http://californiacorvairparts.com/index ... er=product

Couldn’t find it in clarks


1961 Greenbrier, 1962 Rampside and 1964 Monza cab.
THANKS


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Re: Front Door Adjustments

Unread post by joe moore » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:20 pm

ossieoz wrote:If it’s the same problem i had... the door just wouldn’t shut and stay shut. They seemed to have a life of there own. I adjusted the door strikers, in and then out, then up and then down... fixed it but after a few minutes or days or weeks they decided not to stay closed any more. Bought some new door strikers, installed them and haven’t had any more problems :)


1961 Greenbrier, 1962 Rampside and 1964 Monza cab.
Hi was wondering if both you guys have the two small teeth plates behind the door strikes
Thy help keep the strike secure after you tightend the bolts joe





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