NOTE: The holes for the hinges are oversized to provide for latitude in alignment. Align the door hinges first, then the striker.
|Fig. 1: Door hinge adjustments for 1972–84 trucks|
|Fig. 2: Door hinge adjustment points for 1986 trucks|
|Fig. 3: Striker plate adjustments for 1986 trucks
NOTE: The striker is attached to the pillar using oversized holes, providing latitude in movement.
Striker adjustment is made by loosening the bolts and moving the striker plate in the desired direction or adding or deleting shims behind the plate, or both. The striker is properly adjusted when the locking latch enters the striker without rubbing and the door closes fully and solidly, with no play when closed.