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BarnacleBill 04-11-2011 05:49 PM

Engine box Fasteners, Bolts, 1995 Cutter LE on Ford F53 Chassis
 
One of the threaded “nuts” that hold the engine box in place has striped out on our 1995 Cutter LE.

Here’s a couple of pictures:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_7...0003%20448.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_7...0002%20448.jpg

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement?

pgr32e 04-11-2011 06:21 PM

If an auto supply place doesn't have it, you could try an aircraft supply place, just ask for an anchor nut in whatever size it is. Could also try someplace like Fastenall....Phil.

DaveFL 04-27-2011 03:00 PM

Ace hardware might have, no matter what the price, it will be better than what it cost the PO at dealer to install new ones. I took the bolts into the shop and ground the bolts down to a point so that it is easier to find the hole and use fingers to tighten at least a couple of turns before using a wrench.

Wsmith 04-27-2011 03:35 PM

Find someone that can install a rivnut. They work great I installed them in my truck bed to hold a hundred gallon fuel tank down. The kind I used had a gun similar to a rivet gun with the straight handles.Rivnut Fasteners & Bollhoff Installation Tools, Puller EZ & Custom Rivnuts - Blind Fasteners & Inserts - Bollhoff

Wsmith 04-27-2011 03:41 PM

Bill Didn't want to infer you couldn't install the rivnut I gave you the link too. I posted and then decided to find a link for you and didn't proof read my post. Sorry!! Last time I used one it was not this simple, It required a tool that was about $200. The video makes it look simple now. Good luck with your repair.

Wes


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