[T3] 10mm bolt

Dave Hall dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk
Tue Jan 31 01:56:26 PST 2012

I think I recall a big cross-head screw in one of mine with a broken glass,
but this one sounds more like part of the casting, as Jim says.  Why would
they machine a bolt shank as a hexagon section?  The hexagon shape is to
lock the shell to stop it rotating.  Try a magnet on this shank and see if
it is attracted.  If not, it's probably part of the casting, which would
explain why it's getting rounded off so easily.  I don't see why you
shouldn't drill and tap a hole there - you would need to use a locking
washer to stop the shell rotating.

UK VW Type 3&4 Club

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[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: 31 January 2012 03:22
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Subject: Re: [T3] 10mm bolt

On 30 Jan 2012 at 15:38, Gary Forsmo wrote:

> *As a "test" .... I'm trying to remove a broken 10mm bolt from a Type 
> 1 mirror.  The bolt holds the stainless steel "shell" to the chrome 
> arm and it has a hex portion on the shaft, where it goes into the 
> chrome/(probably) pot metal arm.  I was able to remove the mirror 
> without breaking it, by "easing" the crimp around 3 sides of the glass.

Are you sure it's actually a bolt? I'd expect it to be part of the pot metal
casting, perhaps with threads cast in place to accept a nut. If it's
actually a bolt, what material is it made of?

You probably showed me this part, but I don't remember it now. I do,
however, remember talking about how to get the glass out of the SST shell.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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