Re: [DML] Captive nut for door striker pin
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Re: [DML] Captive nut for door striker pin



Back when I bought 1063, it didn't have door guides.  As a result, I used to 
have some trouble closing the doors, and occasionally the door would flex 
enough to bang the striker pin.  Apparently this caused my pin to cock 
sideways and stripped the threads out.  Fortunately, this was on the front 
fender.  As others have posted, you can simply remove a few screws under the 
rocker panels (my car spent most of its life in California, so removing 
screws wasn't a problem) and reach behind the front fenders to remove the 
captive nut assembly.  I think the project took me less than 30 minutes, 
including cleanup time.  There is a write-up in the manual on how to do it. 
Unfortunately for Luke, I've never touched the rear ones, and I hope I don't 
have to!

I've posted some pics of a captive nut assembly in the Photos section.  The 
folder name is "Front Captive Nut" for anyone interested in seeing what one 
looks like.

Jake Kamphoefner
1063


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stuart Nicholls" <things@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 8:37 AM
Subject: RE: [DML] Captive nut for door striker pin


>I will be very interested to find out any suggestions for this
> experiment as I have a similar "hypothetical situation" this time
> involving the front passenger sticker pin captive nut. (Surely the
> phrase "captive" nut is in the sarcastic sense then)
>
> Stuart




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