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Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1341789 Sun Jan 12 2020 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Coltonk
Well I messed around with it a bit today and I'm convinced that the part mounted on door frame (not sure what it is called) is not the right one. The door latches OK but I don't think that what it latches to set far enough towards the interior and that's what is holding it out.

I never really messed much with the body of the vehicles so I'm making my best guess.

What the latch hits (mounted on the frame) is called the striker. The bolts holding it on thread into nut plates (2 bolts per plate) that sandwich the frame around slotted holes to make adjustment in and out, and up and down possible. Loosen them and move the striker in the direction it needs to go and retighten. Check the fit and repeat as necessary. Check here for specific instructions.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1342001 Mon Jan 13 2020 11:44 PM
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Coltonk Offline OP
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OK, I wanted to rule out the door strike so I took one off and closed the door and it still has the same gap as before so I guess it isn't a wrong door strike. I am at a loss as to what could be keeping the bottom half of the door out.

Any other suggestions


Colton Kenshol
Hermiston, Oregon

1950 Chevy 3100
216 Motor
Mostly Original..
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1342003 Tue Jan 14 2020 12:00 AM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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Sometimes the door needs to be twisted. Iā€™m not a body man by any stretch of the imagination but I have done it successfully a couple of times. This was 30+ years ago. Hopefully one of the more up to date experts will chime in with the proper procedure.šŸ› 


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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
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ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


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Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1342832 Sun Jan 19 2020 07:01 PM
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Coltonk Offline OP
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OK Everyone,

I found out what the problem is with the door being out from the body about 1/2" when the door closed but the top part of the door was flush with the frame. First I tried adjusting the door by loosing the bolts that hold the door on.. No good. I then removed the door strike to see if it was something with the door latch/lock...No good... next I removed the door and took hinges off to see if the hinges were the problem... No good... I held the door up to the frame with everything removed... Still No good.. Only thing left.. The rubber seals... Pulled them off... That did the trick...


Colton Kenshol
Hermiston, Oregon

1950 Chevy 3100
216 Motor
Mostly Original..
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: klhansen] #1342851 Sun Jan 19 2020 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by klhansen
It could be that the weatherstrip is too big to allow that however.

I don't want to say, I told you so...... But I did. wink
I'm glad you got it figured out. Good Job! thumbs_up


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1342857 Sun Jan 19 2020 10:00 PM
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Greg Brown Offline
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Are you now planning to replace the weatherstrip? I ask because I have the same problem with the doors on my 49, which I've always assumed was the weatherstrip being too tall and/or too dense. If you replace yours I'll be curious to know what you find that works.


Greg Brown
'49 Chevy 3100
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: klhansen] #1342870 Mon Jan 20 2020 12:22 AM
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Coltonk Offline OP
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Kevin,

I should have listened better... thanks for the help

Greg,

I will be replacing the weatherstrip. Havent really looked at it yet.. but if anyone has a vendor that is superior to the others, I would love to know who..


Colton Kenshol
Hermiston, Oregon

1950 Chevy 3100
216 Motor
Mostly Original..
Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1343594 Sat Jan 25 2020 06:31 PM
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Spotbiltxo Offline
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Steele Rubber Products is regarded to be the best in the business. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

Steelrubber.com


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Re: 1950 chevy 3100 door pi tures [Re: Coltonk] #1343792 Sun Jan 26 2020 10:47 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
BTW, I just talked to the Steele Rubber guys at the GNRS. I was inquiring about Suburban side window stuff. They told me that, they have a ton more stuff than what their web site or catalog show. They say call them and they can help. They also told me, when discussing the side window issue, that I can buy any single piece and I don't have to buy the whole kit to get that piece.

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