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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Hardware sizes Reply with quote

This is a sticky post to list any hardware size and location used on any VW model. Feel free to post and we will update this first post with the overall information.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fatchick/Bay bus wheel lug nuts: 14 x 1.5.

Snapon has a rethreader (like a die but cheaper) for under $3, including shipping. Errant hammer blows and a resultant inability to put lug nuts on are now a thing of the past.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8x1.25 various lengths used all over the car. This is the most common bolt size.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6mm x1.00 = drain plate studs and engine tin screws.
14mm x 1.25 = spark plugs.
10mm x 1.5 = early head studs
8mm x 1.25 = late head studs

Glenn?? What is the size of the point hold down screw. I get a lot of distributors that have the wrong screw in them?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can any one direct me in learning how to measure and size correctly or a

good gauge?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hpw wrote:
Can any one direct me in learning how to measure and size correctly or a

good gauge?


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=47257

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10153_12605?keyw...utton=find
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is the bolt size for the shifter on a 60 bug pan?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8mm x 1.25, but it is a pointed set screw. A special bolt. Same as the later cars.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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what is the bolt size for the shifter on a 60 bug pan?


8MM X 1.25 X 25MM part number N 10 325 1
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:09 am    Post subject: Late pop out hinges Reply with quote

I was doing some hinge work on a set of late 65 & up T1 popout window latches. I had several broken pieces. I drilled out the pins in the pivots, swapped parts around to complete a set. Some hinges used roll pins & some used punched pins. I purchased some 3mm roll pins from mscdirect.com 2 sizes were needed, 10mm long & 14mm long. I also bought some "E" clips in 4mm size for where they mount to the glass. If you are taking apart a set of hinges to have them rechromed you may find these parts to come in handy for reassembly.

Roll pins (spring pin) 2 sizes needed
3mmX14
3mmX10

"E" clip Metric DIN 6799
4mmID X 0.7 thickness

I also have repaired a few Bus rear engine lid hinges. I originally used a roll pin for this application also but now bought some solid steel Dowel pins. Size needed is 5mmX50mm

I had to buy boxes of 100 of each listed above. More than I will ever use. If anyone needs any, send me a few bucks & I'll send some your way.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hpw wrote:
Can any one direct me in learning how to measure and size correctly or a

good gauge?

This type is nice (I have it):
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00952316000P?keyword=bolt+gauge

For getting diameter you can get something along these lines:
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Go to Eastwood.com or McMasterCarr.com and do a search on "bolt gauge".

The length of a bolt is always from the bottom of the head (the side of the head that touches the work surface when you're fastening; it's the side where the threads meet the head) to the end of the threads.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air_Cooled_Nut, I have dealt with Mcmaster/Carr, great place. Do you know if this would cover all my needs for the vw?

$30.00
Metric Gaugeó Sizes: M3 x 0.5, M4 x 0.7, M5 x 0.8, M6 x 1.0, M7 x 1.0, M8 x 1.0, M8 x 1.25, M10 x 1.0, M10 x 1.25, M10 x 1.5, M12 x 1.25, M12 x 1.5, M12 x 1.75, M14 x 1.5, M14 x 2.0, M16 x 1.5, M16 x 2.0, M20 x 1.5, M20 x 2.5, M24 x 2.0, M24 x 3.0.

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a VW fasteners expert so I don't know if that will work 100%. Personally, I prefer to have one gauge for measuring threads and another for measuring diameter. That way you cover all your bases Wink Some times you get a fastener that isn't a common size. Also, I do know that the seat belt bolt threads are NOT metric, they are measured as TPI (Threads Per Inch).

What you show looks like a good, general sizer. Your next purchase should be a tap and die set. I got a standard set and a metric set from Sears and it satisfies most of my needs...if it doesn't then I just buy the specific tap/die I do need Smile Not only can you then make your own threads but you can use the set to chase (clean) threads. Both of my sets came with instructions. Super easy!
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the screws that hold the rearview mirror on in a '65 Type 3?
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just replaced the rear shocks on my '67 Bug, and I used M12x100mm bolts, which fit well. The threads on my new bolts were coarser than what was originally used, so if someone has a source for more correct bolts, I'd be all ears.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the bolt sizes for the seat belts on a 67 Bus (walk thru) - front and middle?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What are the bolt sizes for the seat belts on a 67 Bus (walk thru) - front and middle?

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They are an SAE thread, not metric. 7/16 x 20 thread. 7/16 SAE Fine thread. 1 1/2" long. Grade 5. This is an industry standard for seat belt hardware.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What are the bolt sizes for the seat belts on a 67 Bus (walk thru) - front and middle?

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They are an SAE thread, not metric. 7/16 x 20 thread. 7/16 SAE Fine thread. 1 1/2" long. Grade 5. This is an industry standard for seat belt hardware.


Wow, learn something new all of the time. I actually used 7/16 in between the seats because it seemed to fit. However the holes near the doors did not. Could be cruddy or paint build up. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a question, what is the thread and pitch on the heater control knob on a 63 sedan? mine was damaged by my blaster. I have been unable to find much on this topic.
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