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Old 04-03-2021, 07:43 AM   #1
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Door Latch Striker Plates - 1950 versus 1953

I have a 1953 Chevy truck with doors from a 1950 Chevy truck. I ordered new striker plates for a 1950 Chevy truck but they do not fit on the door jamb of my 1953 Chevy truck - mounting surface of the striker plate where the screws go in is about 1/4" to 3/8" away from the door jamb and of course the new striker plate screws I ordered are not long enough. Which striker plates should I be using with these doors?

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Old 04-03-2021, 04:19 PM   #2
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Re: Door Latch Striker Plates - 1950 versus 1953

I had the opposite situation: 1952 doors on a 1949 cab - different striker plates and door jamb configuration on early ADs versus late ADs (turn-down door handle vs push-button door handle). I had to modify the striker plates by welding the early and late types together.
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Old 04-03-2021, 05:47 PM   #3
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Re: Door Latch Striker Plates - 1950 versus 1953

I was afraid that someone was going to say that. Not a big deal, but I would prefer not to weld them.
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Old 04-08-2021, 11:08 AM   #4
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Re: Door Latch Striker Plates - 1950 versus 1953

nice work MPC, and great pics.


another problem that needed to be solved, and no one (but you) will ever know.
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another problem that needed to be solved, and no one (but you) will ever know.
The best description of my build. There have been lots of things to fix and do properly. Takes a lot of time.
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Re: Door Latch Striker Plates - 1950 versus 1953

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I had the opposite situation: 1952 doors on a 1949 cab - different striker plates and door jamb configuration on early ADs versus late ADs (turn-down door handle vs push-button door handle). I had to modify the striker plates by welding the early and late types together.
I have a 54 cab and 49 doors and that issue has been in the back of my mine for awhile. Soon I will need to fit the doors, thanks for your solution.
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Re: Door Latch Striker Plates - 1950 versus 1953

Got them modified - cut, welded and powder coated.

Thanks for all the help. One more thing off the list.
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