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#1 gav240z

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:07 PM

Hi Everyone,
So I've been wondering, if you want to replace all the old nuts and bolts on your Zcar with brand new ones when restoring your Z what can you do?

Does anyone know of a place or places you could get an entire kit to suit the Z? When the time comes eventually I'd like to replace many of the older rusted / sad looking ones you find on most Zeds.

Failing that, perhaps we could start a list of where to find certain parts that are equivelant from other places.

I know that many people have had luck at places like Clark rubber when it comes to certain rubber grommets etc..

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 07:48 AM

Hiya Gav,

There is a nuts, bolts and washers store near my house and i go directly there when I'm after any remotely related to a bolt, nut or washer.

Usually i just go their with a sample, tell them how many i want. I've seen the rip off prices on eBay by reddat.  But its only the Higher grade bolts that start to cost. I'm going there this weekend to pick up a batch of common bolts that I've compiled from dismantling the Zed.

OH also the fender install kit that 240hoke, i can pretty much replicate all those bolts and even get the nutsert tool there. The problem with 240hoke's set is that the nutsert tool, the bolt to use it, is too short and can easily ruin the thread of the bolt. So i went to the store with little hope of getting a replacement, turns out he asks me, do you want the same one? and i got a slightly longer one, got 5 for 2 bucks, just in case i ruined them again.

When you walk in, the shopfront isn't huge, but you can see the shopback and its like a library of just bolts, nuts and washers.

I will get the store name on the way home today.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 08:23 AM

If anyone needs the use of a nutsert tool, I have one here. I work at a bolt place where we sell all types of nutserts. There are alloy, stainless and plain zinc steel. Stainless are a tad expensive, almost a $1 each! The hard bolt to replace on the zed is the one holding the front guards along where the bonnet is (low profile head). I've been looking through our stock for those with no luck. I found low profile head allen head cap screws and that's it! Its handy being here, whith my conversion I've needed alot of bolts to put everything together...whatever I need (high tensile that is...), at the end of the day just go through and pick what I need! sweeet...

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 09:37 AM

if u want genuine replacements you either get it of another z or buy new from nissan. though very expensive. depending on bolt and type you could be paying up to $20 per bolt.

i used mob called Universal Fasteners. i think the National Company. though they have all the high tensile and correct thread but the head design is non automotive. though i used hex head stainless steel to bolt my guards and all other visible bolts.

also Repco , supercheap, sprints autobarn have a selection of fairly good automotive fasteners but they are bit pricey.

as for rubber i think clarks is good and there is another mob in victoria that specialises in old automotive rubber. i did stumble accross it at one stage.

IF in Adelaide or SA guys at Fitch The Rubber man has good selection to do most of your car.

Also some specialised rubbers can be still purchased from nissan for a reasonable price. like the rubber diffuser near the top of the doors.and window frame.


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Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:08 AM

A guy escapes from a mental institution and runs away through a forrest. He follows a stream until he comes across two women campers washing clothes at the stream edge. He grabs both women and has his way with them and then runs away back into the forrest never to be seen again. The headlines in the newspaper next day read.
  "NUT SCREWS WASHERS AND BOLTS". 
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 03:06 PM

It depends on how bad they are. If it is only surface rust, you can throw them all in a bucket and take them to a place that does zinc plating. They through them in a acid bath, then re-plate them. They come out looking like new, and you will only pay about $40 for a bucket full.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:43 AM

the place i go to get bolts is called "coventry fastners" sorry about the late reply.

I'm thinking about finding those hex (alans key) bolts in the screw sizes for the zed and go crazy with them in the engine bay.

Just for added look.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:00 PM

2nd vote for coventry.
They are expensive, but have heaps in stock and with many locations across Melbourne they can get anything they dont have pretty quickly.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:29 AM

if u want genuine replacements you either get it of another z or buy new from nissan. though very expensive. depending on bolt and type you could be paying up to $20 per bolt.


Yeah, I would be avoiding genuine Nissan. Cost me around $8 for a bolt for my rocker cover on my U12 the other week!

As for Auto rubbers, there is a bloke in Vic, can't remember his name, that makes rubbers etc. for Z's. Found a complete set of rubbers for the rear hatch and doors from him at the Bendigo swap meet.

Edit: Just remembered the place is called Bill Thompson Auto Rubbers. You can order from the website.

Sorry for a bit of a grave dig, but thought it would be worthwhile putting this up in case anyone else is looking for some.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:23 PM

Where abouts are these bolts that need replacing if in the engine kameri sell some on the Z store. Im sure there would be some where for rubbers good luck.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:22 AM

i think going to one of the local shops mentioned is the best bet, but i do recall seeing someone selling bolt kits on ebay in the US. They had small kits for certain sections or general large kits, that's all the info i've got sorry

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 05:35 AM

Specialty fastners here in Canberra (Fyshwick) has had every fastner I have ever needed and oh so cheap.  When I got all 24 dome head hex bolts, washers and nuts for my flares and the nutserts and drill bit, it cost me around $12 all up...  All stainless too.  At Supersheet/Ripco, if they had anything I needed, I was looking at around $5 a back of 4 bolts......Plus they didnt have every thing I needed..

Sushi:  Is the one you talk of metric or imperial?

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:24 AM

All the Sydney boys looking for nuts & bolts, These guys have everything you can think of.

Cedray Pty Ltd

81-83 Silverwater Rd,
Silverwater, NSW 2128
Phone:(02) 9648 5666 Fax:(02) 9748 0302

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:19 AM

Sushi:  Is the one you talk of metric or imperial?


im not sure, jsut did a search but couldn't find anything. I'm pretty sure all this guy did was get all the bolts you need for a certain job of the car ie. body then go down to a fastener shop and buy them and then sell them as a kit. Maybe if someone does that they could list the sizes and quantity here? i will do it when i get my project car back together but i dont think that will be for years...

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 05:52 PM

Pauly I suggest putting that in recommended business could be very handy.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:29 PM

i think going to one of the local shops mentioned is the best bet, but i do recall seeing someone selling bolt kits on ebay in the US. They had small kits for certain sections or general large kits, that's all the info i've got sorry


This thread looks like a great idea and I hereby revive it.

I assume that this US eBay listing is from the seller that Sushi recalled;

DATSUN 240Z, 260Z, 280Z FASTENER KITS STAINLESS
http://cgi.ebay.com/...#ht_1143wt_1166
eBay item Number = 350418792644
eBay seller = charger440rt

Their direct website address is  - http://www.zcarcreations.com/

Their home page contains the logos of 4 the US Z clubs, implying some level of approval I guess.

They also offer Z club discounts and group buys it seems.

Note that everything is said to be -
"- GRADE 18-8, TYPE 304 STAINLESS STEEL"
and I assume should therefore be used with an appropriate
jointing compound such as 'Duralac' to counteract galvanic action
between the stainless nuts/bolts and the steel of the car?

As Sushi mentioned they have full kits and sub-kits, eg.;

Full 240, 260, 280Z DATSUN FASTENER KITS
- TOTAL OF 1,836 PCS US$500 + US$43 postage

As you can see in the pic below - each kit is sorted into groups such
as 'Lower alternator bracket' fasteners and supplied in individually
labelled plastic bags.

I am tempted to buy a full kit because;

- They look nice
- They should remain looking nice
- They would be corrosion resistant, and with jointing compound hopefully no seized nuts in the future (no puns please)
- They would serve as a checklist as to what has been removed/replaced/fixed etc.
- The old fasteners could be put back into the appropriate labelled bag for eternal storage/reference

I have done a search or two to see what people in the US think of them - and the only caveat I recall
was not to use them on the radiator fan (higher strength bolts were recommended).

Comments?

- Ian

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:09 AM

:(  Bad luck your in Ireland Gav. Have quite a few left over from my resto , they've been re plated to.You could have had them for free. I'll put them up on the free list shortly fella's. Just want postage cost. Off for holiday now will put on free list next week when I get back. Plus some other items I have for sale.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:16 AM

I would be very interested Alan! ;D


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:19 AM

I'm keen on the bolts if Bigfella doesn't take them ;)

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:49 PM

;) How ironic, it seems like only yesterday you said I may be able to help you one day. You must be bloody psychic. There yours Matt. Have no idea of postage cost but shouldn't be to much. Will PM you.

                                                                    Regards : Alan.  ;D




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