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sixt9x33rs

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Pressed in bumper nut
« on: September 16, 2010, 11:05:02 AM »
Does anyone kow where to buy the pressed in nut that is in the fender extension of a 69 Camaro? This nut holds the front bumper to the car.

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big iron

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Re: Pressed in bumper nut
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 01:20:30 PM »
Had the same problem with my 67. Could not find a 3/8"-16 nut (AMK only makes up to 5/16"), so I made one and brazed it in place. After painting it looks just like the original.
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Re: Pressed in bumper nut
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 12:57:02 AM »
Had the same problem with my 67. Could not find a 3/8"-16 nut (AMK only makes up to 5/16"), so I made one and brazed it in place. After painting it looks just like the original.
Bob
I am not that good...I will have to look for a junk one and press the nut out of a fender extension.
'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles

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Re: Pressed in bumper nut
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 02:30:44 AM »
The inner front bumper extension is only $16.00 from Classic Ind.
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Re: Pressed in bumper nut
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 01:59:36 PM »
ok thanks
'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles

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Re: Pressed in bumper nut
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 06:51:54 PM »
I have a used spare from a old fender extension if you are interested in it.

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Re: Pressed in bumper nut
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 10:40:23 AM »
I have a used spare from a old fender extension if you are interested in it.
yes that would be great. My email is lmshaw@bellsouth.net or pm me.

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'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles

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Re: Pressed in bumper nut
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 03:28:11 AM »
I have found that most of the Repops. don't have the correct nut attached.  They are usually a hex nut.
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Re: Pressed in bumper nut
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 04:01:56 PM »
I don't think anyone makes a duplicate of the original "pierce-nut"; they were auto-fed into a punch press, which had a die set that pierced the hole, inserted the nut, and peened the corners to retain it in the panel in the stamping plant. We hated them in production - if you cross-threaded the bolt, it would spin the nut out of the hole, and you had to repair it with a loose hex nut.
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