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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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1966 convertible door striker bolt

Is this just a screw out / screw in replacement? Is there a nut inside the door panel I need to get to? Would hate to unscrew it and have a nut fall to the bottom of of the door jamb.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 02:48 PM
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Factory used sheet metal cages spot welded to the body to hold nuts in place so the factory assembly line could quickly screw things like the striker in place (and rear springs on Camaros and Novas). BUT, after fifty or so years those cages may have rusted away as they were not protected by paint. So it shouldn't fall off, but that is no guarantee that it won't.

The cage looks like this (this one is the wrong size nut, but the idea is the same).

https://www.jegs.com/i/OER/691/C122/...yABEgLvUvD_BwE

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks Dave. Quick question....on my car both door bolts center piece spin...the blot itself is doesn't spin..just the center round piece.

Is that center piece supposed to spin?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 10:38 AM
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I can't look at mine when I get home

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HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-30-2020, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hey BA.... Did you get a chance to check your door striker bolt?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-30-2020, 06:46 PM
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Sorry about the delay, I forgot!

The official answer is no it shouldn't move! :-)
Mine is solid as a rock.Click image for larger version

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