What can I do if the previous owner has stripped cargo door thread?

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What can I do if the previous owner has stripped cargo door thread?

Post by 58splitty » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:51 pm

The thread inside the hole of the body where one of the cargo door screws has been striped and made wonky. Obviously you cant access this really, any ideas on what i could do to put it right?
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Re: What can I do if the previous owner has stripped cargo door thread?

Post by 8 8US » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:54 am

Can you tap it out oversize and use a bigger screw?
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Re: What can I do if the previous owner has stripped cargo door thread?

Post by 58splitty » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:20 am

Not really as its already on the ......., the bolts going in wonky, not sure what theyve done
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Re: What can I do if the previous owner has stripped cargo door thread?

Post by 8 8US » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:43 am

Can you just retap it the same size but straighten it up?
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Re: What can I do if the previous owner has stripped cargo door thread?

Post by type21f » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:45 am

Is it both or just one? IIRC the risk is that the fitting falls to the bottom of the B post.
Just looking to see if I have a photo of the inside of my 62 B post. My bus was rolled on the NS and most of the panels were replaced (pop rivetted) back in place!
The B post was reshaped after a fashion in the original repair but we removed and replaced the fittings whilst it was being persuaded back into shape.
Sadly it sounds like you will need to cut into the back to access and replace the mounting plate or find a way to hold the plate square in place and redrill and tap a larger size
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Re: What can I do if the previous owner has stripped cargo door thread?

Post by 58splitty » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:38 am

If i just tap it its so off centre. Ive tapped the existing hole to m10, ive then cut a bolt to fill the space and epoxy glue it in place and stamped a few notches to stop it turning like on conrods. When its dry ill punch the center redrill and re tap. Ill let you know how it goes.
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1972 roof chopped bug (volksword, street machine, custom car, vw scene)

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Re: What can I do if the previous owner has stripped cargo door thread?

Post by JonnyCJ » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:14 am

Stick a small magnet in the vicinity to catch the swarf, otherwise it'll all fall down into the B post and rust away.

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