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Identify parts please

PostPost by: Andrewelan » Sun May 30, 2021 1:19 pm

Hi All

Emerging from a 3 years rebuild(not restoration I must add) of an S130/4 I've finally bolted the seats back in.

In the bag labelled "seat bolts" I found these dome head 3/8" long screws. I have no recollection of where they came from, but assume are trim related, which is perhaps how they ended up in the seat bolt bag.

Can anybody shed light please?

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PostPost by: 2tmike » Sun May 30, 2021 3:32 pm

If they are (were ) chromed, maybe the window frame securing it to the edge of the door by the lock?
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PostPost by: Pastapesto » Sun May 30, 2021 3:41 pm

Yes, wot he said!

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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Sun May 30, 2021 5:47 pm

As noted. On an S4 window frame. Not sure if similar on a Plus 2.
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PostPost by: Bob Smith » Sun May 30, 2021 6:08 pm

Hi, they secure the door check straps to the door appature. They used this type of coach bolt to clear the mechanism bolted to the bottom of your doors. Hope that helps
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PostPost by: Andrewelan » Sun May 30, 2021 9:54 pm

Thanks for your suggestions. Will check locks tomorrow!
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PostPost by: Lotusian » Sun May 30, 2021 9:59 pm

I agree with Bob Smith - door check mechanism/strap
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PostPost by: Andrewelan » Mon May 31, 2021 1:49 pm

Well none of those locations is missing any fasteners, so i will store them away in case a spot turns up for them

Thanks all for your help
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