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#1 kpf1grandprix

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 10:14 PM

Guys Ive ordered some door strikers the slightly bigger ones. My question is I’m thinking of drilling a hole above and below existing striker, and spraying expander foam around the washers to hold them in place.
Or has anyone sussed out a way to do them without stripping car out ?

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:12 AM

Push the GRP hard in the direction of the clamping force of the bolt as you unwind it, and get the new one in quick! 

 

Some dishonest knob who used to run a specialist garage in Halesowen dropped all of the washers into the back of beyond and then lied about it.  I then bought £50 of new hardware from Vauxhall and very carefully ripped my hands to shreds replacing them!

 

I would advise against filling anything with expanding foam.



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 12:00 PM

Strong magnet

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:46 PM

I’ll try that.
Like the magnet idea 😎.

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:27 PM

Ormes method works well...
I did it like this .

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:54 PM

Ormes method works well...
I did it like this .


Did you just push it with yourself. Or rig up some form gizmo to push it

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:59 PM

Ormes method works well...
I did it like this .

Did you just push it with yourself. Or rig up some form gizmo to push it
Just push the grp hard with your hand... Obviously directly on and around the striker / washers, with the other hand free to unwind the striker and quickly insert the new one. thumbsup

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:32 PM

You can do it in two steps if you need to keep an external washer:
Remove old part with its washer and install new with no washer ( a few turn is enough it just have to be engaged safely in the thread)... Then take the washer from the old striker and install it on the second new striker. Then replace new striker without washer by the second striker with the washer.
This is a lot safer than to try to install the washer from old to new in one shot and with only one hand.
Of course if someone helps you it's not needed.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 05:30 AM

You can do it in two steps if you need to keep an external washer:
Remove old part with its washer and install new with no washer ( a few turn is enough it just have to be engaged safely in the thread)... Then take the washer from the old striker and install it on the second new striker. Then replace new striker without washer by the second striker with the washer.
This is a lot safer than to try to install the washer from old to new in one shot and with only one hand.
Of course if someone helps you it's not needed.


Cheers , yeh think I’ll get my son to help me ....

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 04:59 PM

Didn't realise it could be such a minefield! 

 

Did mine over the weekend with no problem at all,  :tt: just need to sort out the rattling windows now!

 



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:51 PM

Didn't realise it could be such a minefield!

Did mine over the weekend with no problem at all, :tt: just need to sort out the rattling windows now!


Did you just swap them , no pressure applies etc?

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:16 AM

 

Didn't realise it could be such a minefield!

Did mine over the weekend with no problem at all, :tt: just need to sort out the rattling windows now!


Did you just swap them , no pressure applies etc?

 

 

Just was very careful to not push the captive nut.  Don't know if it was still captive or not....  HTH



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:30 AM

can't remember having to be so careful when I swapped mine , is it captive nut or welded into the rollover bar?



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:47 PM

Internal washers can fall...

From Steve Crisp Oct 22/2005:

There are a number of washers and spacers through which the pin passes (see photo). There is a aluminium gauze square washer that acts as a rough surface to stop it all moving about. This goes against the nut-plate box behind the fibreglass door frame. Next comes either one or two large aluminium washers followed by another washer with a lip around the centre-hole. This packs out the gap between the captive-plate box and the fibreglass door surround. The lip of the last washer mentioned protudes through the hole in the fibreglass door surround. My picture only shows one aluminium washer (I lost the second one down behind the trim!)..

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:51 AM

Yes the nut is captive in a cage welded to the rollbar.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:06 AM

Yes the nut is captive in a cage welded to the rollbar.

But the spacers/washers are loose?

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:08 PM

 

Yes the nut is captive in a cage welded to the rollbar.

But the spacers/washers are loose?

 

 

Correct... from memory, from rear to front.... Cage with nut in, several washers and gauze and stuff, GRP, then the stricker and associated hardware.

 

So pull the bolt out and only fresh air is holding the washers in place.
 



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:45 PM

So pull the bolt out and only fresh air is holding the washers in place.

 

Thank you Lotus! Imnotworthy 






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