LUVTruck.com

phpBBV3 Message Board
It is currently Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:30 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Door Rattle Fix
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 9:37 am 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:52 am
Posts: 1063
Location: Fullerton Ca
I don't know if this tip is hidden somewhere on this site or not but I thought I would share. Sometimes little things make a big difference in drivability.

I have been driving my 72 for 6 years now with doors that rattle when going over bumps and other rough terrain. I chalked it up to my deteriorating door seals and just let it go until yesterday. I decided to see if I could adjust the striker plate to tighten up the doors a bit to reduce the now annoying rattles. I was able to get some of the play out with an adjustment but not all of it. Looking at the striker though I noticed there was wear on the outside edge where the door closes. I also noticed that the backside was the same only not worn. I decided to flip it around and try the new surface. It worked great and my doors do not rattle at all now.

NOTE: These screw into an adjustable plate on the inner shell of the cab. If you remove both screws at the same time the plate will fall down into the inner cab. I don't know where it would land and I did not want to find out. So carefully take out 1 screw and loosen the other. Then pull one out and rotate the striker out of the way and reinstall the screw to hold the backing plate in place. Then pull the other screw and flip the striker up and install both screws. align the striker and adjust. I put mine right back on the marks where it had been and the alignment was perfect.

Attachment:
striker1.JPG
striker1.JPG [ 153.24 KiB | Viewed 1966 times ]


Attachment:
striker2.JPG
striker2.JPG [ 141.78 KiB | Viewed 1966 times ]

_________________
Image

Three Amigos


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Door Rattle Fix
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:24 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 2998
Location: North Mississippi
This is good information. Clever fix.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Door Rattle Fix
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 11:43 pm 
Offline
Member

Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:41 am
Posts: 34
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Yes, very clever fix. Thanks for sharing this information.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Door Rattle Fix
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:19 pm 
Offline
LUVTruck.com Regular
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:14 pm
Posts: 108
Location: Conroe TX.
Holy cow! I am doing this tomorrow. That rattle has been driving me absolutely nuts for years now. I bought new weather striping but just haven't installed it yet. Thanks for the tip man!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Door Rattle Fix
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:56 am 
Offline
lives at LUVTruck.com

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:37 pm
Posts: 291
Location: Apex, NC
I will be doing this at work tomorrow! I've done the door seals not too long ago, but that was for the bad rain inside the truck.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group