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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by kenb, Sep 8, 2022.

  1. Sep 8, 2022
    kenb

    kenb Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

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    Does anyone sell these nuts? The kind for floor panels that are captured inside a sheet metal pocket? I don't know what the term for them is so I'm having a hard time finding anything. I'm looking for both the nut and the thing that holds it
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    kenb

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    What are they called?
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    I searched "1/4 cage nuts"
    How many do you need? If its just a few I'll mail you some free.
     
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    FinoCJ

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    My local ace had them in Denver.... haven't checked specifically here in Bozeman yet, but expect they do as it seems pretty equivalent hardware collection.
     
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    jeepdaddy2000

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    Another option for applications that don't need to be perfectly flush is the nutzert.

    I use these all the time for such things as attaching tool boxes, various things to the quads, tractor, etc.... You can score a complete kit including the installer on Amazon for about 80 bucks.
     
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    boopiejones

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    If your local hardware store doesn’t have them, Amazon has 1/4 cage nuts $9 for 20 generic brand or $16 for 20 Hillman brand
     
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    danielbuck

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    iharding

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    This is also far and away the cheapest option
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    Maybe not. How far is the hardware store and do they actually have them?
    eBay is $5.35 & free shipping for 20 of 'em.
     
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    jeepermc

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    I just ordered 25 pcs 1/4" cage nuts off amazon for under $10. Free shipping. I also ordered the proper Sems replacement bolts. Qty 50 of those was $18.50.
     
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    Boyink

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    Saw the thread title and thought "Early CJ5.com!" :rofl:
     
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    kenb

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    Thanks for the replies. I needed about 20 so I ordered a pack of the caged nuts and also the Sems bolts. Would the bolt heads have been painted from the factory? Not sure if I should spray them or not.
     
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    I saw the thread title and thought…

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