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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Chiaro_Slag, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    What is the best site to order bolts and screws from? Also, how do you match up what you have to what you need to order?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. stevetr

    stevetr Formula Junior

    Sep 29, 2003
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    This isn't going to help you much, but for anyone in the UK I've found www.acornfasteners.co.uk is good. You can only order stainless fixings on-line but can get a catalogue for zinc plated and other materials. The stainless section of their website has some useful pics of the different fixings to help make sure you are ordering correctly. I believe acorn are oem suppliers to several UK car manufacturers including TVR. There must be a similar company in the US.

    Steve
     
  3. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Thanks Steve - I guess my biggest question is how to make sure I am getting the right size screw. For example I brought several old screws I wanted to replace on my 328 to Home Depot and Pep Boys (Mostly misc interior screws from the door, mirrors, etc.). The problem was I couldn't really find the right screws there that matched.
     
  4. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Aircraft Spruce has $h!t-loads of nuts and bolts and other fasteners.

    Drilled/undrilled : cadminum plated/stainless : and shank length : high strength (aircraft high strength) : close tollerance.

    All sorts of nuts, washers,.....
     
  5. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 F1 Rookie

    Oct 16, 2001
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    I took all of my nuts, bolts, screws, washers ect and had them replated as per original specs. you get a much better job if you clean them on a wire brush first. This way you ensure that you have original pieces and they look as good as new.
     
  6. TOM B

    TOM B Formula 3

    Jul 24, 2003
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    Try PEGASUS. www.pegasusautoracing.com


    Tom
     

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