Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Thin bits of metal and bright blue light. Including glass & trim.

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Robsey
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Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

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New rollers, circlip, locking pin and guide received.
Frightening how a few piddley bits in a jiffy bag can cost so much.
Anyway - here is everything fitted this lunchtime.

The main middle hinge and runner.
New roller and guide.

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The bolt for the new guide was too short and only came with a plain half nut.

And the roller is held in by a pin that needs to be knocked out and back in with a suitable sized pin-punch.

I fitted a longer bolt and a low profile nyloc nut. Even the simplest jobs should be done properly.

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A new locking pin for the remote locking unit.

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And the bottom runner.

New roller, felt seal and circlip.
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That vertical roller is a damn tight fit, so I have no idea why VW think you need a circlip to keep it on.

The roller had to be held in a vice, whilst the location shaft was knocked out with a pin-punch.

The new bearing was pressed back onto the shaft using a deep 8mm double-hex socket.

One more job ticked off from the list.
1983 Tin Top with a poorly DF and 4 speed DT box.
Soon to have a whizzy 1987 DJ.

Merrsh1
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Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

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Robsey wrote: 26 Nov 2020, 16:39 And the roller is held in by a pin that needs to be knocked out and back in with a suitable sized pin-punch.

Evening 😀

Can you elaborate on how you got this pin out? I spent an hour today and got nowhere.

One end is steel and of a smaller diameter than the other nylon end.

Logically I think I should be striking the metal end but it will not shift...

Any tips please? 👍
Aircooled 2.0 1981

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Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

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I am sure that I had to remove the "U" shaped pivot bar,
and this will expose the inside-end of the location pin.

I don't recall any nylon plug inside.
1983 Tin Top with a poorly DF and 4 speed DT box.
Soon to have a whizzy 1987 DJ.

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