Repro OPGI Door Striker not quite stock

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by 2manybuicks, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Well-Known Member

    I needed a couple new door strikers for my 69GS ragtop. Bought repro OPGI pieces. Guy working on the body says:
    a) They are not dimensionally identical to stock
    b) They came with torx screws not phillips.

    Anybody have a source for truly correct strikers?

    -- Steve
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2018
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    This is my shocked face.....
     
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  3. mrolds69

    mrolds69 Still restoring!!!

    AME's used to have really nice allen type, bushed strikers. That's what I used on my 69 442, but that was almost 15 years ago. Since Steve sold the 'biz, some stuff is different now.
     
  4. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    I purchased a pair from a local gm dealer maybe 5 years ago.
     
  5. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I think transition to torx was 72
     
  6. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Did our originals have bushings?
     
  7. mrolds69

    mrolds69 Still restoring!!!

  8. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

  9. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I have seen about 5 different “new” strikes from various vendors. Some claimed to be NOS,and came in GM boxes,but were not the same. They were probably for a later car,but would work. That is where a lot of confusion starts.
     
  10. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    A few washers of different thicknesses were used to make up differences in bodies. They weren’t exactly computer controlled manufacturing back then.
     
  11. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Could try going to the Dark side. Inline tube. They may be better looking
     
  12. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...metric conversion strikes again...
     
  13. Black69Judge

    Black69Judge Well-Known Member

    I have real nice originals if you still need a pair...
    with the "allen head "

    Scott
     
  14. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Well-Known Member

    Cool. Let you know tomorrow...
     
  15. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Well-Known Member

    Scott --

    I want them.

    -- Steve
     
  16. Black69Judge

    Black69Judge Well-Known Member

    here is what I have ....
    real nice originals 2 pair of extras
    no sloppy bushings .. #4 has only the slightest rub mark its on top .. the other 3 are nice
    nice clean allen head holes ... 2 washers each ...more available washers if needed
    I was very carefull removing them ....

    Scott
    206 465 9165
     

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  17. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Well-Known Member

    Hey, I want the nicest pair of the bunch -- use your judgement in selecting which those are. I'll want them shipped to 32792. Lemme know a total. Paypal?
     
  18. Black69Judge

    Black69Judge Well-Known Member

    Heyy hey
    thats great I needed to organizem anyway ... been pulling em off cars for 25 years
    give me a ring a roo if you would like 206 465 9165
    number 1 and 2 in first picture are the nicest
    shoot me an email at scott68gto@comcast.net
    shipping is 5.00
    I would sell 1 set of MINT ones in the upper right if your doing a top shelf ride
    they are very very nice no issue ones .. I need 4 sets for my cars out of these ..

    thanks

    Scott
     
  19. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    I need a thick and maybe a thinner washer. The body shop lost mine on one side and of course the latch will not catch
     
  20. Black69Judge

    Black69Judge Well-Known Member

    please contact me at
    scott68GTO@comcast.net so we dont hijack his thread ....

    thanks

    Scott

    or 2o6 465 9165
     

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