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Old 05-30-2003, 04:21 AM
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Hello All,

When I start putting my car body back together, I would like to have brand new bolts and screws for all my body panels(fenders, wheel wells, front end doghouse)!! Is there a company out there that sells this bolts and screws set for body panels??

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Josh

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Old 05-30-2003, 09:40 AM
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You did`t say what kind you have. But nearly every parts place that sells body parts also have bolt and scerw kits.
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I have a 1968 GTO. I was just hoping on buying all the screws and bolts I need at one time so when I do start putting it back together, I don't have to stop because this bolt is broken or I'm missing one!!!

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Cool another Ohio dude.
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Old 05-30-2003, 05:04 PM
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I know of no place that sells a kit for that for any car. There are plenty of sources that sell the right types of bolts for each purpose. Sounds like you need to make a list of the needs and fill them before you start.
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I will offer a slightly different sollution. Most new bolts are going to be black oxide coated which only last a couple years before they start to rust.

If you referbish and paint the bolts you have they will look better longer. What I do is clean them with a wire brush and paint with a quality semi gloss paint. I like ceramic engine enamel. It is really tough and will not chip off when reinstalling them. You have to let it cure for a week, and be sure not to put too much paint. Just two light coats.

If you want new, the GM dealerships sell new bolts fairly reasonably.

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stainless steel doesn't rust
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[quote]Originally posted by akm:
<strong>stainless steel doesn't rust</strong><hr></blockquote>

True, but I have never seen it in fender type bolts. I dont like using washers and bolts to replace the oem stuff. Just doesnt look right to me, but if you know of a source for stainless that would be great.

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It seems that I have seen somewhere that advertises stainless bolts that look like fender bolts. Try "Totally Stainless". I think they were the ones.
As far as painting the bolts. I usually will wait until my wife is going to be gone for the day and bake mine in the oven at about 350 deg. for about 30 minutes or so after painting them. Hardens the paint. Tried it once when she was home. She didn't think that was such a great idea! <img src="graemlins/boxing.gif" border="0" alt="[boxing]" />
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I usually hang them in a piece of cardboard and "Roast" them over a propane heater in my shop. It does help if you are in a hurry. I just usually paint them one weekend and install the next.

I like the oven idea though. That way I would not have to stand next to the hot heater. I think I will sneek in next time when the wife is out.

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[quote]Originally posted by adtkart:
<strong>It seems that I have seen somewhere that advertises stainless bolts that look like fender bolts. Try "Totally Stainless". I think they were the ones.
As far as painting the bolts. I usually will wait until my wife is going to be gone for the day and bake mine in the oven at about 350 deg. for about 30 minutes or so after painting them. Hardens the paint. Tried it once when she was home. She didn't think that was such a great idea! <img src="graemlins/boxing.gif" border="0" alt="[boxing]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>
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Wives do not like cooking headers, manifolds, and other painted parts in their ovens! They are sure some evil chemical from your nasty car parts will have contaminated their oven forbidding it's intended use as a cooker of foodstuffs. To say nothing of the "aroma" this leaves in "her" house! Women do not like men to use their ovens!
Fair Warning!
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So what you are saying here is that I should open some windows when doing this so there is no trace evidence. Gotcha.....I am gooooood to go


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[quote]Originally posted by pasadenahotrod:
<strong>Wives do not like cooking headers, manifolds, and other painted parts in their ovens! They are sure some evil chemical from your nasty car parts will have contaminated their oven forbidding it's intended use as a cooker of foodstuffs. To say nothing of the "aroma" this leaves in "her" house! Women do not like men to use their ovens!
Fair Warning!</strong><hr></blockquote>
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You could always get a cheapo toaster oven at K-Mart (for small parts). I think you can pick them up for around $50. You can use them to bake enamel or harden powder coating on small items like bolts, brackets, etc.
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Do you guys think my wife will accept the exchange of a toaster oven for her big oven? I never thought of that before. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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