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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:48 am 
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need the length of the upper rear shock bolt for the 53 Pre A? 12mm x ? x 1.5

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:12 am 
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I believe it's the same as the VW part used through Sep 1952. M12 x 1.5 x 82. I have not been able to verify this on my own car though.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:50 am 
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Here's one of the rear top shock bolts from pre-A cab 60441. It's an early '54 build but a '53 body.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:13 am 
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thanks guys. 80s & 90s are readily available.
have a great weekend
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:00 am 
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Standard bolt 12 x 1.5 x 80 DIN 960 has threads 30 mm long. Threads in your photo look to be about 18 mm in the original bolt.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:51 pm 
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Yes, looks like its the 82mm version as I thought. Thanks Daryl.

It is VW part 111 513 475. The later "A" and "B" versions of this part are different length for post-1952 VW suspension, which was not shared by Porsche.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:29 am 
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Is there any source for this bolts? I mean the 82 mm.

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