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Old 06-22-2013, 04:06 PM
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Need right terminology!

I need a couple of gas tank bolts to clip though a hole in the frame that have an anchor on them to keep them from turning. Problem is I don't know what they are called. looked at McMaster Carr to no avail. Any ideas where to look? and what to call them?

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These?
(If so, I call them "J-nuts" ... some call them "U-nuts". Still others call ME nuts. )
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tinnerman !

In the Factory, the old timers called them Tinnerman nuts. I don't know if Tinnerman patented them But tinnerman manufactured a lot of fasteners, A good body shop should have an assortment , usually in a metal "suitcase " box.
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We always called those "clip-nuts" ??? They might be called "blind-nuts" ???

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(If so, I call them "J-nuts" ... some call them "U-nuts". Still others call ME nuts. )
Yeah, yeah, that's it, thanks for the nuts!!

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the other one's are...

called "nutserts".. they are like a pop rivet with threads.
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Nutserts

for attaching a gas tank and they should be the stainless steel ones and they are next to imposible to set with a hand tool.
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nutserts

i didn't have the tool to install them.. i just used a nut and bolt. using the nut/bolt piece i treaded the bolt in the nutsert then tighten the nut that was on the bolt.. worked great.
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