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Rear door threshold mysterious holes

Postby s2martin » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:24 pm

I've got a 2003 Connect, which was in a state when I bought it as it's been used for work for nearly 20 years! I'm currently replacing the rear bumper, and at the same time I'm going to respray the rear door threshold so when I put a floor in the van with a trim on the end it looks neater. I've removed the strike plate (bad idea, another story!), and have bought a cover for the spare wheel bolt hole, but there are two other holes in the threshold (circled in the photo) and I've no idea what they are for. I was hoping someone with a MK1 van could confirm whether they just have covers on them (and what they may be called so I can search for them!) or of they are for something else as whatever was in them was missing when I bought the van. Thanks :)
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Re: Rear door threshold mysterious holes

Postby eddiez » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:14 pm

Mine is a 2013, US model. I have two holes that are similar, but different. Mine do not appear to be original, kind of rough edged and not quite symmetrically located. My guess is that they were used to keep ramps in place... Pins or bolts through the holes to keep the ramps from sliding off. I have rubber plugs in them. (plugs came in a grommet assortment)
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Re: Rear door threshold mysterious holes

Postby s2martin » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:15 pm

Thanks for the info, it seems the MK1 is a little different here, the holes in mine definitely look like they came out of the factory like that. I could get some grommets to blank them, I'm just curious as to what they are for! :?:
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Re: Rear door threshold mysterious holes

Postby Kenton » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:29 am

Not got those holes in the rear on my MK1 :?:
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Re: Rear door threshold mysterious holes

Postby SandyHenderson » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:07 am

Kenton wrote:Not got those holes in the rear on my MK1 :?:


Ditto.
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Re: Rear door threshold mysterious holes

Postby s2martin » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:15 am

Thanks both for confirming. Perhaps they were for ramps then, I'll just blank them off with some caps then. Cheers!
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Re: Rear door threshold mysterious holes

Postby SandyHenderson » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:24 pm

Anytime! Glad we could help :)
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