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« on: February 02, 2006, 10:25:03 AM »

I have a 69 Camaro.  The door jamb strikers are currently painted the color of the car.  Were these painted from the factory or were they installed later and are they a different color?  If so, what color, natural, silver, black, etc?

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 02:16:16 PM »

They were installed in the Body Shop (to fit the doors), and were later painted body color; looks messy, but that's the way it was done.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 05:13:37 PM »

What about the door latches?  Were they painted as well or are they a different color or natural?

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 12:08:28 PM »

'69 latches were also installed in the Body Shop - both the latches in the door and the strikers on the lock pillar are painted body color.
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2006, 01:34:59 PM »

So that would mean that the screws holding latches were also painted?  If yes, then I screwed up.  I removed each screw one at a time and cleaned them up.

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2006, 01:14:18 AM »

67 strikers and latches and screws are unpainted so is the trunk latch mounted to the lid (is the trunk lock painted with splatter paint? anyone know?) 68 and 69 this was changed, and it was all installed and painted to speed up production. Is this correct JohnZ? This is how I was lead to believe it happened. Sincerely Brian
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2006, 11:33:00 AM »

Don't know about '67-'68, but '69 Norwood cars had the door latches (including screws) and strikers and the deck lid latch and striker in place when the body was painted, and the deck lid latch will show spatter paint.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2006, 01:01:07 PM »

John is correct. I have done/dismantled 3 original 1968 NOR cars from 10/67 to 3/68 and all had minor body color overspray on the latch plus lots of splatter (very hard to remove this stuff after 35 years BTW). The decklid striker and bolts were painted heavily per the underside of the decklid.

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2006, 03:08:25 AM »

My 11E LOS 67 has no trace of paint on the door latches, door strikers, or deck lid striker.
I took these pictures back in 1985. At that time the paint was 100% original.





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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2006, 01:23:58 PM »

Wouldn't be unusual to see different latch/striker processes between Norwood and Van Nuys - Norwood was a Fisher Body/Chevrolet plant, and Van Nuys was a GMAD plant; Norwood followed the Fisher Body Operation Description Sheets to the letter, and the GMAD plants did whatever worked best for them and was most efficient, regardless of what the Fisher O.D. sheets specified.
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2006, 10:36:04 PM »

That's typical of what I've seen. The difference isn't the year but the plant. NOR painted them. LOS installed after.
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2006, 10:33:59 PM »

Remember, too, sdkar, the replacement GM strikers have a Torx bit design, not an Allen hex as the originals, and they're painted black, not zinc as the originals. Ditto for the striker washers GM sells as replacements--they're black as well. You probably already know this, but just in case...
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008, 09:49:30 PM »

Wait, little confused here!  So are we saying the for a 68 LOS car the strikers and door latches should or should not be painted?Huh?
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 10:42:36 PM »

Wait, little confused here!  So are we saying the for a 68 LOS car the strikers and door latches should or should not be painted?Huh?

After looking at my '68 LOS car = not painted.     Smiley

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2008, 08:20:40 PM »

REALLY???  Anyone else???
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