B-pillar-what goes in the hole?

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B-pillar-what goes in the hole?

#1 Post by Brian Westmoreland » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:59 pm

So on the B pillar, a few inches up from the threshold there is a hole (at the center of a stamped round spot). What goes in this hole, rubber plug? Have been looking for a door jamb schematic, have found no reference. I've got a 356 T-6 B coupe. Maybe once I find what goes in the hole I can figure out why it is there. But be great to know why it exists? Access to something I figure. Thanks for the help.

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#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:10 pm

Does the hole line up with the lower hinge pin? If so, it should have a rubber plug. Most cars I see are missing it. The other hole I believe is for the sunroof drain tube.

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#3 Post by Brian Westmoreland » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:20 pm

Thanks Mike, this hole is on the B pillar, so below the door strike..

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#4 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:56 am

That spot shouldn't have a hole in it, it is just a stamped depression. I have never seen a plugged hole there.

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#5 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:20 am

Sorry for my confusion. Martin is correct, no hole should be there.

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#6 Post by EricMcKinley » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:45 am

Brian,

Do you have a picture of the area showing the hole.

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#7 Post by Jan Kolm » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:24 pm

Since the stamping was introduced at the very end of the T5 body run, I'm thinking it was added at the recommendation of either Karmann or D'Ieteren to secure a body alignment fixture or jig that they used (and Reutter didn't) and the engineers from Stuttgart liked what they saw.
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#8 Post by John Lindstrom » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:14 pm

Put bubblegum in it.

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#9 Post by Jules Dielen » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:08 pm

D'ieteren did not make t6 coupes. I have never seen a hole there on either a t5 nor a t6. Pix would help
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#10 Post by Jan Kolm » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:19 am

Jules Dielen wrote:D'ieteren did not make t6 coupes. I have never seen a hole there on either a t5 nor a t6. Pix would help
All T6 (and some very late T-5) cars had the stamping, regardless of coachbuilder and body style.
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#11 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:47 pm

Jan Kolm wrote:
Jules Dielen wrote:D'ieteren did not make t6 coupes. I have never seen a hole there on either a t5 nor a t6. Pix would help
All T6 (and some very late T-5) cars had the stamping, regardless of coachbuilder and body style.
I guess we need clarification of what a 'hole' is. Is it an indent or an actual hole. From how it reads in the first post, there is an actual hole in the indentation.
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#12 Post by Brad Ripley » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:15 pm

Are we talking about the indent on the lockpost like in the photo below. You might find other holes around the body/chassis with little yellow plugs embossed with "Ziebart" .
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#13 Post by Vic Skirmants » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:41 am

That would be a hell of a place for Ziebart to drill a hole and spray undercoating on your rear tire.

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#14 Post by Jules Dielen » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:28 pm

:D :D :shock: :shock:
Vic Skirmants wrote:That would be a hell of a place for Ziebart to drill a hole and spray undercoating on your rear tire.
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#15 Post by Brad Ripley » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:41 am

Shops that did Ziebart would drill holes in the unlikely places, especially when mostly working on domestic cars.

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