North American Turbocoupe Organization



Door striker plate latch bushing
Bird daddy Offline
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#1
What is the best ( correct) replacement for the plastic bushing on the door latch? Ebay has Ford and other aftermarket replacement assemblies for $28-30 each and someone is selling the grey PVC Plastic bushings separately . Has any one had any experiences with these? Thanks...john
87 silver blue TC Auto,70k
89 T-bird Sandalwood 140k wifes DD
61 Corvan,65 VW panelvan,69gmc van
74 Ford E200 van,85 Astro V-8 van
08 HHR Panel
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#2
You can get them from any parts store in the "HELP!" section. I got one from Advance and it's held up fine for two years so far. Seems like it'll go a heck of a lot longer.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Ramos617 Offline
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#3
Same here
I got my replacements from oriellys and there holding up just fine
No need to go oem for this type of part
1987 T-Bird
Too much stuff to list
Running better than ever
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Bird daddy Offline
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#4
Thanks to all, I shall go to Advance after work today.
Actually my wife's 89 T-bird's drivers door bushing fell off and makes a clicking sound when she opens the door. After looking on the Turbo Coupe the drivers side has been gone for a while and the other side is pretty worn....john
87 silver blue TC Auto,70k
89 T-bird Sandalwood 140k wifes DD
61 Corvan,65 VW panelvan,69gmc van
74 Ford E200 van,85 Astro V-8 van
08 HHR Panel
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Jeff K Offline
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#5
I bought new Dorman striker assemblies from Rockauto for around $6 each. they have held up well for several years.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Bird daddy Offline
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#6
I just finished them up. The Turbo Coupe ,I had to replace the whole assembly because the stud would not unscrew from the bracket. The 89 would unscrew so I could replace only the plastic bushing. Both are good as new...john
87 silver blue TC Auto,70k
89 T-bird Sandalwood 140k wifes DD
61 Corvan,65 VW panelvan,69gmc van
74 Ford E200 van,85 Astro V-8 van
08 HHR Panel
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Pete D Offline
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#7
Big Daddy, do you have the part numbers for the parts you used? I need to do mine.
Pete Dunham


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Bird daddy Offline
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#8
Pete, The one I used is from Advance Auto- Needa? M10x1.25 #38445. About $10.00 including tax.
I think Dorman/Help has the same part#.
The only problem that I had, was the bolt threads through the bracket(I guess it's a guard so nothing gets snagged on the bolt).
I had to file (or drill) the threads so the bolt would turn freely in the bracket. you will see what I mean... john
87 silver blue TC Auto,70k
89 T-bird Sandalwood 140k wifes DD
61 Corvan,65 VW panelvan,69gmc van
74 Ford E200 van,85 Astro V-8 van
08 HHR Panel
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