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Old 02-01-2005, 09:49 PM
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Question What kinda nut--?

I have a set of sequentially firing taillights from, I believe, a Pontiac. On the back are are two rows of some sort of threaded fastener. They are about 1/4" diameter and the free end has about 1/8" or so of a more narrow,unthreaded starter zone.
Is this thing a bolt and, if so, what size/pitch fastener does it take? If it is some kind of coarse-pitched screw, I could use suggestions on how to fasten my mounting brackets to a couple of them.

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Old 02-01-2005, 10:33 PM
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An auto body/paint supply store will have the nuts, They are a stamped course cut nut.
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Those use a stamped alloy steel nut like this. Cuts its own threads and has a very steep pitch so goes in fast for the car company. Should be able to get these at the parts store where they hang all those red bubble packed odd car parts on the wall. If not, check at a nut and bolt store or last resort, order them on-line.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:39 PM
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They are called "speed nuts" and can be had at most parts stores.
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Thanks for everyone's help.
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:39 AM
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You guys know your nuts pretty well.....




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