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Technical Nuts and Bolts.....when you don't have em

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ekimneirbo, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,048

    from Houston

    A friend owns Bolting Specialty of Houston, grade bolts and stainless at his cost all the rest take what you need
  2. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,113

    Member was my go to supplier for fasteners during the truck build
  3. Well what ever happened to that staple of the American economy ?

    The "PICK UR NUTS" variety selection.

    These were in EVERY garage I twisted a wrench in.

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  4. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,976


    I picked up this 72-drawer library card catalog cabinet when a library was getting rid of them to go with computers and a 2nd, smaller, 30-drawer unit at a garage sale. I spent a $100 or so on assorted size & length bolts, nuts, washer, lock washers, etc. and have never had to run to the store for more since then.
    Worth the money just in less agravation....
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  5. Try Pep Boys for hardware, they have odd stuff too. But usually good quality from what I see. I rarely return wrong hardware, it comes in handy or someone else may need it, I go home and get it for them if we're wrenching.

    My hardware used to be a mess. I had 2 spackle buckets I used to root through. Sorted it and tossed about 3/4 of it a few years back. That's when I came across all the Bowman nuts and bolts. We have ESD cardboard boxes at work, some of those follow me home. They are heavy duty and I split up my hardware by size. Other stuff I keep in clear plastic boxes I get at HF. Sorts my 1/4" and smaller stuff, clips, cotter pins, etc.
  6. earlymopar
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
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  7. Sporty45
    Joined: Jun 1, 2015
    Posts: 750

    from NH Boonies

  8. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,902

    Dave Mc

    My collection of fasteners , also have moulding clips and electrical connectors ,bulbs,fuses and rubber grommets ,fuel & brake line components etc. after fifty years in business , stuff accumulates
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  9. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,902

    ramblin dan

    I can't believe the cost of nuts and bolts in the last few years. Our local hardware store is barely even carrying any sizes in stock anymore. My neighbour was moving away recently and asked if I wanted a large pail full of large nuts and bolts and another big pail with large chains in it. I couldn't get it out of his garage fast enough.
  10. I had a friend, now gone, who had what he called his 25 year bolt collection. He ran a big block Prefect race car. most of his bolts were GM, big, and small block. when he moved he gave me the bolt collection. when I moved, I gave the bolts to a younger friend, 48 years old. They are still in circulation.
  11. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 223

    bill gruendeman

    These cabinets have all my new hardware in them, and I have about 6 or 7 coffee cans full of used o e m. Bolts. So I guess I didn’t have to make as MANY special trips as some do

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  12. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,304

    from Nicasio Ca

    Why is it that when you grab a bolt and nut out of your stash, screw them together by hand to see if they fit each other and they get tight, do you have to go get two wrenches to undo them?
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  13. ekimneirbo
    Joined: Apr 29, 2017
    Posts: 804

    from Brooks Ky

    I have several cabinets I have accumulated thru auctions that are excellent for storing hardware.I have "accumulated" stock that has come from a combination of disassembly, auctions, and tractor supply. But I find that if I'm going to assemble a street rod, I like to have and use nice flanged and serrated hardware to give that professional look to what I've done....even though I am not a pro. So I started accumulating the stuff I wanted because its pretty reasonably priced and easy to find on Ebay. I have the luxury of having both types of "inventory". My point is that all of us have spent time going from place to place trying to find something other than cheap crap. If you are lucky enough to find what you ain't gonna be cheap, and you still had to either get it before the weekend or wait until Monday.
    If you plan ahead or act by buying extra stock every time you make a purchase, you can build a nice "on hand" supply.
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    Everyone has their preference on what makes them happy, I'm just sayin that a little forethough can actually save you both time and money.
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  14. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,234

    from texas

    Here local we have Arrow Nut an Bolt on Highway 10 Euless, Tex.
    They have tons of hardware and it's reasonable. They know what they have and can sell it way cheaper than Ace.
  15. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,448

    from norcal

    Lucky you, damn, he would be my best best friend
  16. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,448

    from norcal

  17. racer756
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,324


    Has anyone had experience with ? I was looking at buying one of their bolt assortments with bin kits.

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