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gdabbs

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Does any body Know a good way to put on a side mirror nut.It is very hard to reach up through the door to weld on this nut.

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kafertoys

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I have put stock original mirrors on the passenger side many times and with out messing up the paint.

I start out by making a hole the same size as the one on the drivers side then take a nut that I've ground the corners down so it fits.  Remember our Passenger doors are drivers doors across the big pond so there is a back plate inside the door.  You want to make sure to get the nut counter sunk or the mirror will stick out and not tighten the plastic grommet in place.  The nuts from the steering wheel is a good one to work with or if you can find one that is smaller diameter (out side  inside threads stay same)  and thin. 

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While I haven't messed with it (mirror on pass, side) didn't they make a nut that you can buy to put in there when you install the mirror. And wouldn't it work on the drivers side as a replacement?
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This is on the passenger side.I have gotten new mirrors that I want to mount.When I try'ed to take the old one out I had to cut the mirror out.Because the previous owner used the wrong nut.But I now Have the right one That I ordered from vee-dub parts unlimited.But the hole on the inside of the door is about 5 inches lower than the hole on the outside where the mirror mounts.I can get the nut up to where it is supposed to be with a long pair of needle nose pliers,but i can not hold it firm enough to get the threads of the mirror to start.The nut is supposed to be welded in but i see no way to do that..Not only that the nut is made of pewter or something so you have to be real gentle with it.I broke the first one and had to order another.


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gdabbs

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finally got the mirror mounted.   took it to a body shop,shuld have done it along time ago.

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68autobug

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Hi
I did put a nut - taken from another door...
on the passengers door [LHS in Australia]
its held there with silicon...
until I tightened it up...
 
but it wasn't an easy one day job.... lol
 
Very difficult....  very close to impossible.... lol
 
the original nuts were a normal steel nut...
very thin sides...
 
You took the correct option....
 
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finally got the mirror mounted.   took it to a body shop,shuld have done it along time ago.



Just curious if you know what steps they took to install it?

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I am not sure how they did it but they told me they had a very good adhesive.I try'ed JB Weld .Did not hold,super glue did'nt either.About to get the windows tinted.I'll probably leave that to the pro's also.

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Does anybody know what thread size that Metric nut is?

I think it is 16mm, but I just tried the only 16mm nut that my local hardware store has and it didn't come close

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68autobug

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Does anybody know what thread size that Metric nut is?

I think it is 16mm, but I just tried the only 16mm nut that my local hardware store has and it didn't come close


Hi
its either a strange size or a strange thread....
I couldn't find a nut anywhere to fit the mirror thread...
I have heaps of mirrors.... lol
I ended up cutting one out of an old door....

not even enough room for two fingers.... lol

Maybe You could use something like araldite epoxy two part cement...
You can get 5 minute epoxy but You only have 5 minutes to get the nut in place and hold it there... lol

YIKES... A finger and nut and super glue in a confined space...  YIKES
could have been in BIG trouble there....  lol

when you read the VW beetle info from year to year it says nuts were fitted to the passenger doors from ???? year...
but it doesn't seem to be true...

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ukbaja

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I actually found a nut for it at another hardware store.

M16  1.5 pitch for future reference

I got a jam nut for it, half the width of a regular nut and it fit perfect up inside the door.

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