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Fixing Crack around Door Striker Bolt?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ditchdigger, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. Ditchdigger

    Ditchdigger Registered Member

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    Anybody know of a good way to fix a crack in sheetmetal that I have around the inside of drivers side striker bolt and its about 1/2" away from striker?

    I was told this was common for these trucks and hopefully easily fixable,I'm thinking of taking Striker bolt out and pounding it back in then grind cracked area, then Mig weld lightly in spots until its a full weld, grind down excess weld, until smooth, then primer and then I am thinking of adding a larger washer for striker to go through!

    whatya guys think!
    Let me know if theres a better way!

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  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    sounds good if it was me i would do it about the same way

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  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Just make sure you don't weld the striker reinforcement plate in place on accident, since the plate that it screws into is supposed to move around of course...



    Dorian
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  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thats more or less what I did to mine for both sides...[​IMG]

    Rene

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    Wheels 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like you have the idea, just be careful as Dorian suggested. Fixed both of mine this same way.
     
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    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I recently fixed some stress cracks in my floor, was going to use a MIG welder but kept burning through the floor. Ended up bronzing them with acetylane, seems to have worked pretty well.

    90K5

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