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Old 12-15-2008, 12:11 PM   #1
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Need 6 Hex Rivnuts

We are attempting to swap a set of running boards from a 2006 Durango to a 2009 Durango. The boards are a dealer installed OE accessory and the original installation kit included 6 collapsible hex Rivnuts. The 2009 Durango has the hex holes already punched into the rocker sills but we cannot find a source that can provide the inserts. The holes are .5 inches or 12.7 mm across the flats. The originals used 8mm bolts but any hex insert that would fit the hole would work. If anyone has anything that might work, I will gladly pay you for them. Several suppliers on the web, but they are all OE or B2B suppliers and cannot provide in small quantities. Here is an example of what I am looking for. Thanks, Roger
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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You might be able to get away with circular 1/2" rivnuts since it's a one time deal.
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Try ACE hardware or your local varitey... I've seen rivnuts in the past "gotta make something work" expeditions. Also, some ACE's have more hardware so if you have more than one, check them all.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Round ones are a lot easier to find but the hex type cinches up in the hole a lot easier. They are not so prone to spinning. Plus the hex hole is already there. No room for a standard rivnut tool either. I'll have to crush it with a bolt and a spacer nut.
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