T nut fix

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: T nut fix
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Monday, August 24, 2015 - 08:25 am:

Most of the screws in the body of my roadster were rusted out and would not screw out. When pulled out, their holes were well oversize. I needed to save the bent backboard, and came up with the following fix for the oversize screw holes.

Using a spade bit, I drilled a land over the flogged out countersink. countersink

Then I drilled a 1/4" hole through the pillar and put a new countersink on the inside.countersink

A 1/4" countersunk metal thread (excuse the Phillips drive, it won't be seen) was screwed in.phillips

In the original outside countersink, the metalthread engages a T nut, altogether a neat and much stronger solution.tnut

Knowing how much we English speakers diverge, you probably have a different name for a T nut.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Monday, August 24, 2015 - 08:49 am:

nope we call them T nuts also

if this is what you are referring to :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, August 24, 2015 - 08:53 am:

I thought you were going to tell us that you were the "T nut" and you bought another T to get your "fix"! :-O


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:10 am:

I will not say what I was thinking. :-)


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