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Door Striker Bolts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 2Dogs, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    All,
    My Dealer quoted me $32/side for these - WTF? Is that the best deal? I doubt it.....
    What are some alternatives? If you have used aftermarket what brands are good quality?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Hardcore

    Hardcore 1/2 ton status

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    I bought some for my old Ford from JC Whitney. I think it was $12 for a pair. They seemed to be quality parts

    Corey
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Check out the section with the "Help!" brand stuff at your local parts store. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Go get used ones.
     
  5. k20

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    i got the ones from LMC dont remember price but seems like it was under 10 for some reason.
     
  6. wadinator

    wadinator 1/2 ton status

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    How do you change them anyways? I always thought that there must be a nut on the inside of the metal panel that would fall into "never never land" if you turned the striker all the way out. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  7. greybeard

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    I used the ones from the "help" section at the auto parts store. They seem to work fine!
     
  8. outlaw612

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    Its a captured nut that is welded in place. It wont go anywhere.
     
  9. Skigirl

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    Cheap and easy to get at NAPA or Pepgirls. Mostly in the Help section. They will be labelled for GM trucks. To remove the old ones, stick a Torx head socket in there, unscrew it and screw the new one in. Easy. Unless it's like my truck and the weld in nut is toast...
     
  10. wadinator

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    Hmm, I see.

    Learn something new every day! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    But if I go to change them, and that nut falls, I'm gonna /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif just kidding dude! I check er out on my old rust bucket body that melting away in the grove first though.
     
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    I need to change the drivers side but the Torx head is shot. How do I remove it now ? Can I use a pair of pliers any ideas.

    Dan..
     
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    Vice grips maybe /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. Goober

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I need to change the drivers side but the Torx head is shot. How do I remove it now ? Can I use a pair of pliers any ideas.

    Dan..

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Vise grips, pipe wrench or a great big pair of Channel-locks


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  14. Skigirl

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    Definitely vice grips. If it doesn't unscrew easily shoot some PB blaster or something similar in there.
     
  15. Mudstud

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    And if those don't work grind two flat spots on it so you can get a wrench on it. OR weld a dang nut on the end and start turning- maybe use a lil PB Blaster if it acts stubborn.
     

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