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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:59 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:10 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:20 pm 
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Thanks Mike, this hole is on the B pillar, so below the door strike..


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:56 am 
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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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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:20 am 
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Sorry for my confusion. Martin is correct, no hole should be there.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:45 am 
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Brian,

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


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:24 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:14 pm 
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Put bubblegum in it.


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