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Doors

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RatMan, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. RatMan

    RatMan 1/2 ton status

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    the doors on my k5 dont close all that good. most of the time they end up in that 'half-closed' position until i notice and slam them shut. is there any way to make it easier to close them?? tia
     
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    The striker bolts or latches are probably worn out.
     
  3. BOWTIE

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    just remove them you don't need'em



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  4. crwln73

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    the doors on my k5 dont close all that good. most of the time they end up in that 'half-closed' position until i notice and slam them shut. is there any way to make it easier to close them?? tia

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    Doors! Who needs doors they just hang up on rocks.Doorless is ther only way to wheel.You have alot better visability and just that much less sheetmetal.

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  5. Pookster

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    as stated above, maybe also the hindge pin
     
  6. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I had the same problem on mine. Got 2 sets of door pins from NAPA for like $12 a piece and fixed the sagging door not closing problem.
     
  7. 4x4Freak

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    May also be missing the hinge spring that holds the door open. Believe it or not, it really does help a lot to close the door.
     
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    My problem was the striker bolt was too high, after I replaced my door hinges.

    I did't know the striker bolt could be moved up down and inside outside - a little bit.

    That's all I need. Now my driver's door closes SO easily, I have to keep checking it to make sure it is fully closed. Where as before, I would ALWAYS have to open it and SLAM it shut to get it to close on the second latch.

    BTW: I left it like this for about three years. My door latch mechanism wore through the top, and my striker bolt area on the body got all cracked from stress.

    I took my door apart, took out the mechanism. Greased it all up, put in a new door striker bolt after I welded up all aroud it on the body.

    I still need to raise the entire door about 1/4" and then move the striker back up a 1/4" and it will sit like it was new. Well - someday I will do that. But I anticipate running topless, doorless, and tailgate-less this summer.

    I am still not sure what I will be doing about a side-view mirror though.
     

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