460 door bins treenails

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mgrays
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For a 88 460 swb .. I am looking for a part number that works!

The plastic lower front door bins are screwed to the steel door via plastic/rubber inserts called "treenails" in MB speak.

The OEM had the early version shown on left below and used self tapping screws. But they are for square holes not round..

The OEM later version had the middle version and used M4 screws. These IMHO are a total disaster.. you have to insert them from behind, the top hat will push through if you push to hard while trying to engage the nut that is bonded into the rubber and when they rust/pick up .. the rubber just turns and you cannot pull the nut through the steelwork so the bins are now locked in place.. and they still rattle..

I have something that works that was on some of my doors .. but I need the part number.. it is shown on the right. It is similar to the side rubbing strip insert plug but for 9mm holes and takes self tapping screws. Anyone have a part number or seen it used somewhere?

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Re: 460 door bins treenails

i found a sunday solution to this - a bit of rubber fuel hose sliced down its length then literally jammed into the round hole in the door, then shaved down with a stanley blade. works a treat........and free too

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Re: 460 door bins treenails

MA463 988 01 25 - Fairly certain that is the no. I bought a few last year.
If you get stuck I have 4

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Re: 460 door bins treenails

The parts no. of the plastic insert on the outside of the doors is
A460 994 01 45
The parts no. of the plastic inserts on the inside for the bins is
A463 988 01 25
Don't know if you can switch between them.
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Re: 460 door bins treenails

Thanks all.

So A 463 988 01 25 looks like the answer .. does not show up on EPC under my chassis number (my door cards stop half way down and then the plastic bins have a front and back) so the version in the lower left. (= items 5,19,16 held on by items 30 & 26). This part has only 4 listed in EPC. so while it is probably right.. it is not as MB intended. This all makes sense I remember EPC only saying there were 2 per door but me thinking they were better than the 8 per door item 30 (it was 2 years ago while in infancy of G-wisdom!)

And in answer to Wout (as ever.. right on the money thanks again!) is that the outside insert A460 994 01 45 for the rubbing strip (item 150) is actually for a 10mm hole instead of a 9mm hole used on the inside so while you might get an inside one to fit outside.. you cannot get an outside one to fit on the inside..

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Re: 460 door bins treenails

if you really want to do a belt and braces stop it every coming off again solution get hold of some rivnuts and a rivnut tool and drill out the holes and put them in.then countersink the holes in the door pockets and use counter sunk socket headed stainless bolts to bolt the pockets on with....
looks good, is strong and will last and last and last.

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Re: 460 door bins treenails

thats a good idea mark, rivnuts dead easy to do too

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Re: 460 door bins treenails

Here's a home-made rivnut tool (de-luxe dual size version).....

Insert the rivnut in its hole, hold the bolt still with one spanner and and turn the nut with another to crimp the rivnut in place. Then slacken the nut and remove the bolt.
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