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Correct screw type and size for door pull

What is the correct screw type and size for the driver's door pull? I see something that looks like a captured nut, but cannot determine if a machine or sheet metal screw is needed. Thanks.
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I remember them as M4 machine screws (bolt, no taper) for my '74.

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On my 1971 spider, it's a Phillips oval head M4 machine screw, 15mm long.

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On my 1971 spider, it's a Phillips oval head M4 machine screw, 15mm long.
Forgot to pull mine yesterday to check, but am sure that they are per Sandy's spec.

One thing worth mentioning: stainless steel screws look best in this application.

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Thanks for the help. The hole is smaller than 4mm. I couldn't even get a 4mm tap in it. The funny thing is, sheet metal screws threaded in without any effort. I've done a few things bassakwards, and this is one of them. I should have checked before the door got painted. I'm confident the sheet metal screws will hold. If they strip out, there's enough meat left to drill and tap for an M4 oval head machine screw.

My car now has 98% of the interior done.

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Thanks for the help. The hole is smaller than 4mm. I couldn't even get a 4mm tap in it. The funny thing is, sheet metal screws threaded in without any effort. I've done a few things bassakwards, and this is one of them. I should have checked before the door got painted. I'm confident the sheet metal screws will hold. If they strip out, there's enough meat left to drill and tap for an M4 oval head machine screw.
Your post prompted me to do what I should have done initially, which is to check the *second* screw in the pull. I just did that, and (surprise!) it is a 3mm machine screw. I suspect this is the correct screw, but who knows? Frankly, finding two different screws doesn't surprise me. I'm new to my spider, and I'm finding several instances where PO's apparently just used whatever screws/nuts/washers they could find, whether they were the correct ones or not. In places where there should be identical screws, I'm finding two or even three different types of screws. I know I'm OCD, but that crap really torques me off ... grrrrr!!! OK, had to rant.

Anyway, sorry for the incorrect info earlier.

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On my 74 Spider it's definitely M4. I forgot that I had posted this info a few years ago. See

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... instances where PO's apparently just used whatever screws/nuts/washers they could find, whether they were the correct ones or not.
definitely a PITA.

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if I am not mistaken the raised countersunk head screws (as in Sandy's photo) in my 101 sprint (ok, not a duetto) were likely chromed....I remember the chrome flaking off the head.
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if I am not mistaken the raised countersunk head screws (as in Sandy's photo) in my 101 sprint (ok, not a duetto) were likely chromed....I remember the chrome flaking off the head.
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For those fasteners that are chrome plated, I use stainless steel. I polish and buff the heads before installing.

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