Re: [DML] Captive nut for door striker pin
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

----- 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

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see

To search the archives or view files, log in at 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive