Close



Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Default 84 lx hatch swap

    Hey guys I have an 84 LX and I have a hatch from what I believe is a 87+ lx. I swapped it over but no matter what adjustments I make with the 2 Mount bolts the hatch won’t latch. I removed the latch mechanism from 84 hatch and swapped that over but I still have the same outcome. Any ideas what could be up?

  2. #2

    Default

    Nevermind, I got it to latch. Now just trying to get it all lined up

  3. #3
    Moderator wraithracing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO/RR TX
    Posts
    13,873

    Default

    First thing to remember is the 81-86 use the same striker bolt, the 87-91 use a different striker bolt. I would highly recommend getting the correct striker bolt to start with. That will improve the latching. For lining up, remove the striker bolt and thread in the bumpers all the way, then remove the hatch struts. Lower the hatch in place and adjust the two hinge bolts until the hatch is aligned as best as you can. Now adjust the rear bumpers down until you get an even level across the back above the taillights. Now install the striker bolt and adjust until it shuts with a moderate push down and it doesn't pull the hatch one direction or the other. Once all of that is done, re-install the hatch struts and recheck your work. You shouldn't have to adjust anything, but occasionally you might need to tweak the striker bolt. Good Luck!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Stalled RestoModification
    1984 SVO Still Waiting Restoration
    1986 GT Under going Wide Body Conversion Currently

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Stalled in TX
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

  4. #4

    Default

    So I originally swapped in the latch from the 84 but what was happening is the striker has a big washer that isn’t removable. Well the washer was hitting the two bolts on the latch assembly causing it to not close. I ended up swapping back in the latch assembly from the 87+ and everything works find now as that one doesn’t have bolts in the latch assembly just smooth rivets

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •