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Striker Bolt Replacement

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer_Boy, Jan 24, 2001.

  1. Blazer_Boy

    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering how you go about putting on new striker bolts (keep in mind that I am a dumba$$ [​IMG]. A while back I was getting some parts off a junk truck for a project and took the new striker bolts. I took them off and when they were freed I heard the nut holding it fall. How do I get at this nut because it wouldnt exactly be cool screwing up and no longer having anything to hold my strikers.

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  2. zrobbinsk5

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    are you talking about the nut on the backsid of the striker, inside the doorframe? when i've replaced my door strikers it stays in place and i just bolt in the new one.
     
  3. dyeager535

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    I'm pretty sure (never completely removed the striker) that those are "captured nuts" that are in a cage, so that what happened to you doesn't happen...if you are cutting off your rocker panels, thats probably how you are going to have to get at that nut, AND how you are going to have to get the striker bolted back on. Those cages will rust out allowing the nut to spin or fall off, like what happened to you...weird that you could unbolt it, but that it would fall down..maybe only the bottom of it rusted away, or I am completely wrong about how those work! GM liked to use those on hard to reach areas though, I'd be leaning thats the way they did it on the door jambs too.

    Dorian
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    Thanks Man. I see what your getting at, its like those little cages used to hold the hard top nuts to the quarter panel. I haven't touched the ones on the Blaze yet, that has to wait till painting time. I'm not sure what was up with that truck I took it off of but im sure it got messed when it was wrecked, just a freak deal. The deal that does suck is the cage the holds the nut for the hardtop to cab is messed in mine. Oh well I can get the ones on the quarter panel fixed so its no biggy. God when is this snow going to leave, so I can get to work.

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  5. dyeager535

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    Now having the front nts for the top breaking off, that would REALLY suck! You'd have to cut holes in the underside of the roof there, so that you could get a wrench in there! To repair that right, I'd assume you'd have to cut off the inner roof panel! Then how to fix it so it doesn't rust again?

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    On Blazers, the striker bolts will not fall down the space behind the door. In Suburbans and pickups, they do fall.

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    What keeps them from falling down? Surprising that the Suburban won't but the K5's will...I'd have assumed they were the same in that section.

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