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Lower door pillar (A pillar) foot removal

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Please go easy on me for asking this just when I have competed repairs to the footwells on both sides of my 110. 😱

Does anyone know, definitively, if the A pillar foot can be removed from the rest of the pillar without the need to drill out any spot welds? I know that it is a tight fit up inside the bottom of the pillar but if I can, I should probably replace one of them. I will support the bulkhead, remove the M12 bolt and then try to drive the old foot out. It all depends on how it is fixed in, if at all.

Does anyone know for certain?!

Thanks

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the foot is spotwelded to the door support , so you have to find the spotwelds and drill them out .

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Thanks. Is it just one or two? Have you replaced it yourself without renewing the pillar and if so, does it fit inside the pillar without any trouble?

I'm wondering about this one from YRM link as I would trust their engineering dimensions.

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i'm not sure how much spotwelds there are , but it could be more than 2 (my guese would be 8 or 10)  just strip the paint of with a wire wheel and you will find the spotwelds.

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Thanks - I know how to find them but I have just painted the pillar so I am trying to gauge the job.

Also I am wondering if it will hammer out without damaging the pillar. That's why I was asking if you (or anyone?) has done this job on its own?

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If you look in my rebuild thread Peaklander I replaced one on my bulkhead and I think I showed where all the spot welds were .

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Posted (edited)

Have fun.... it was x16 spots when I did mine.

lots of photos on my site but this one just about shows typical locations.

Bulkhead foot spot welds

Bulkhead rebuild

if I remember correctly, once the spotwelds are all removed it just fell away... but I did have footwell out at the time..

Edited by yalan

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Thanks guys. I’ll have a read. 

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