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    Thread: Scirocco MK1 - 81 S --> Door bolt size

    1. 08-20-2012 01:40 PM #1
      Anyone know the thread pitch and bolt size for an 81 S? I dropped one inside the door panel and cannot find it.

      I see on a door sag thread that someone is saying 8mm, but that seems too big, but also doesn't indicate the thread pitch.

      Thanks.

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      08-20-2012 02:06 PM #2
      WHICH one boyo....they're not all the same size.

      Was this the allen head from the hinge?
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    3. 08-20-2012 02:10 PM #3
      It is the top left allen head bolt on drivers door. It holds the hinge into the frame side. There are 4 of those on each door (two on top hinge and two on the bottom) and it looks like at least those are all the same.

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      08-20-2012 02:12 PM #4
      M8 x 1.25 pitch, 20mm long, and they are all the same size on a mk1. 4 per door.

    5. 08-20-2012 02:25 PM #5
      awesome, thanks..

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      08-20-2012 02:42 PM #6
      You adjust the door sag..somewhat from the hinge point.
      The keeper pin on the door jamb is your alignment point.

      Interestingly...I worked at a car plant for a number of years....you should see the guys 'adjusting the doors'.
      They BEND THEM!
      They Smack them with hammers!
      They twist them!

      I hurts to watch...but that's FACTORY!
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    7. 08-20-2012 02:56 PM #7
      I would try that but since the lower hinge mount is a little bit torn from the frame I think it is a bad move. I have a friend with some welding experience. I may go that route after the manual adjustment. Even with one bolt right now on the top hinge it is adjusted far better so there is hope..

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      08-21-2012 09:16 AM #8
      Maybe the torn hinge is an indication of the issue, has it been twisted out of alignment? Make sure your pins/bushings are good.
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