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Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 #730874
December 18th 2017 9:40 am
December 18th 2017 9:40 am
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Alright, I am finally closing in on laying the paint on my van. one of the things I am working on is the visible hardware for mounting the doors/latches/etc. Trying to decide which fasteners to install and paint over vs. which ones to replace with new or chrome.

Anyways, my OCD is now directed at the door latch striker bolts. There is one for each front door and another one on between the side barn doors. They were installed and painted to match the van when it was built new, but now that the doors are all off and have had some body work done it is safe to assume that the strikers may need to be adjusted after the doors are re-installed. Obviously I don't want to leave them installed for paint and then have to move them after the fact thus showing the unpainted area underneath. I could certainly take them off and paint them separately, but that still seems less than ideal since they will get chipped up by the latch during normal use.

The obvious solution for me would be to replace the strikers with new replacements. Local parts stores have a variety in the "Help" section and they are usually bright metal (stainless or chrome?). Well, as usual my simple solution isn't as easy as I would like it to be. The only striker bolts I can seem to find are these ugly original ones that are meant to be painted over (dorman 38428):

https://www.oreillyauto.com/shop/bo...riker-15786/1985/chevrolet/g20?q=striker

What I was hoping to find are something more like these that show will fit a 1985 pickup. (dorman 38420):

https://www.oreillyauto.com/shop/bo.../1985/chevrolet/c20-pickup-rwd?q=striker


Has anyone used door strikers from a pickup on their van with any success? I am not able to access my van or strikers for a couple days and was hoping for a quick answer Has anyone used truck strikers on their van?. Hopefully someone has crossed this bridge before and can confirm whether they work or not.


Also, the pickup style striker bolts (and many others) have a plastic bushing on them. My originals do not and neither do the replacements that I'm finding are supposed to fit the vans. They are just solid metal. Now I am wondering if the lack of bushing is part of why my doors would sometimes squeak when going over bumps. Why wouldn't they use the bushings on vans like they did on the pickups?


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Re: Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 [Re: tuner4life] #730875
December 18th 2017 10:14 am
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Hi Jason,

Good to hear from you, and on Van progress too. Looking forward to completion.
That's a really good question!

I also have squeaky Chevy Vandoor syndrome, even though there are spring loaded plastic V shaped flaps with a hole located over the striker, that lay flat when the doors are shut. Still squeaks. Drives me nuts...

I carry a can of white lithium spray grease, but only in the Chevy. Ha!

Warm Christmas regards to you and the Fam!
Good Hunting!

Re: Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 [Re: tuner4life] #730877
December 18th 2017 10:30 am
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The striker bolts MUST have that sleeve... they use a torx 50 to install & remove....


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 [Re: frscke1] #730878
December 18th 2017 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by frscke1
The striker bolts MUST have that sleeve... they use a torx 50 to install & remove....


Interesting.. I wonder if they changed them after my 1985 because mine are metal and are thick. There is no groove or any place for a bushing to ever have been there..


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Re: Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 [Re: tuner4life] #730879
December 18th 2017 10:43 am
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That sleeve is what keeps your door from rattling... every van I have recycled (I have tore into a lot of vans at the yard) had those sleeves. Maybe the truck version doenst have them. Maybe your door was adjusted with out the sleeve. But vans have that sleeve.


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 [Re: tuner4life] #730890
December 18th 2017 8:58 pm
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My 79 & 89 Blazer's have the bolt shown in the 2nd pic and the nylon bushing. The bushings get beat up pretty good from closing the doors and eventually fall off. Without them you will get the door rattle. They are quite cheap to replace, the problem is sometimes the bolt is rusted into the pillar and won't budge for removal.

Re: Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 [Re: tuner4life] #730892
December 18th 2017 9:12 pm
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Ive got a whole box of them, they all have that sleeve. Its a Torx 50 to remove.


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 [Re: tuner4life] #730912
December 19th 2017 8:53 am
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After taking another look, Friske you are correct. I think I have found the correct part number for them too (15685744). Unfortunately these are discontinued and even Vintage Parts doesn't list them. Care to sell me a few from that box you've got? Is the striker on the side barn doors the same as the fronts?


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Re: Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 [Re: tuner4life] #730916
December 19th 2017 11:00 am
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I thought the dealers still had them ....

http://www.rarenosparts.com/85-96-CHEVY-GMC-VAN-DOOR-LOCK-STRIKER-NOS_p_1648.html

This dingbat wants $50 ea ....for a bolt ! Yes you need 3 of them ....


Il see what I have, I know all I have is used. To mail now .. the mail might not get there till way after Christmas.


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Door Striker Bolts For 1985 G20 [Re: tuner4life] #730917
December 19th 2017 11:09 am
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Yeah, I saw that one. Pretty ridiculous!

No big deal if I don't get them till later. I'll just paint them black or something. I would have re-used mine, but the nylon is missing on all of them. Do you know if the side barn door striker is the same?


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