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Author Topic: What is the color of the door jamb strikers?  (Read 9773 times)
Jerry@CHP
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2008, 10:07:29 PM »

The door hardware, screws and striker were installed after the car was painted in 1967 and before the cars were painted in 1968 and 1969.

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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2008, 10:39:21 AM »

So assembly plant has no bearing for 68-9, door latches/screws/strikers all painted-Correct?
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2008, 11:44:22 AM »

Jerry,
Is the trunk latch hardware for the 67 also not painted?
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2008, 09:47:48 PM »

Correct,

Trunk strikers in 67 are both ways.  Painted and plated.

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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2008, 10:18:28 PM »

Thanks Jerry, that's what I thought, just wanted to be sure!!!
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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2008, 09:58:27 PM »

JohnZ,

Perhaps you can confirm with a pic of your latches, that triangular sheet metal paint shields were pushed into the door latch to prevent the paint from entering the inner latch area.  Typically, there will be some body color paint overspray on the back side of the latch as shown below.  The three screws that secure the latch should also be the body color; a small detail that many overlook during restoration.

Also, the trunk lid was attached and aligned in the body shop prior to the body color paint.  Thus, the trunk lid hinges and associated attachment screws should also be the body color.  Another mistake sometimes overlooked during restorations.
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2008, 12:06:59 AM »

O.K., if Dave's photo above is considered "painted", then my latches are painted.     Embarrassed

I considered that overspray in my earlier post.     Wink

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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2008, 01:48:07 AM »

I don't think shields were used.  The latches came all greased up from the manufacture and had a cosmoline type coating on them.  I believe the paint simply didn't stick to them and when the cars were prepped, and with years of use, it just came off.  if you look real close at the actual lock pawl in your pic, there's still a hint of paint on it which would suggest they were not shielded.

Great pic by the way!
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2008, 06:59:50 PM »

I don't think shields were used.  The latches came all greased up from the manufacture and had a cosmoline type coating on them.  I believe the paint simply didn't stick to them and when the cars were prepped, and with years of use, it just came off.

That's correct - no shields were used; the latch was oily, and the paint just fell off.
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