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Adjusting rear doors and latches #1327488 Tue Sep 24 2019 11:07 AM
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Donnie adkisson Offline OP
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Putting panel back together and trying to get left door to stay latched.

Re: (NA) Adjusting rear doors and latches [Re: Donnie adkisson] #1327490 Tue Sep 24 2019 11:16 AM
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tclederman Offline
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Hello, Donnie

Welcome to Stovebolt.com

In each new post, please state the make, year, and model/size of the truck you are referring to.

You should get replies from members who know that truck.


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Adjusting rear doors and latches [Re: Donnie adkisson] #1327642 Wed Sep 25 2019 07:00 AM
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miraclepieco Offline
Shop Shark
Is it a setup like this?

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1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: Adjusting rear doors and latches [Re: Donnie adkisson] #1327733 Wed Sep 25 2019 11:43 PM
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Achipmunk Offline
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Patience.....you may have to adjust the length of the rod going to the catch....AND be sure the "striker" is not worn out. My catch/striker was worn so my friend welded a little to it and then I filed it down smooth. Got a good tight fit..........plus, some of the catches may have a bigger than needed hole where you can adjust it.

......and be sure your weather stripping i on correctly....all this is info per my 52 panel I did.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

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Re: Adjusting rear doors and latches [Re: Donnie adkisson] #1327755 Thu Sep 26 2019 12:58 AM
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TrknGMC Offline
Bondo Artiste
All great points by Alvin.

Take your time.


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1927 Chevy Capital 1 Ton truck - basket case
1941 Chevy Suburban - Parts only
1949 GMC Suburban - 10 year project
1945 GMC half ton truck - Driver
1946 Chevy COE - Might restore one day...

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Re: Adjusting rear doors and latches [Re: Achipmunk] #1327991 Sat Sep 28 2019 07:19 AM
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miraclepieco Offline
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Originally Posted by Achipmunk
......and be sure your weather stripping i on correctly.....


I would like more detail on this. Thanks!


1951 Chevy Panel Truck

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