Captive nuts

  1. Snowy90

    Snowy90 Member

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    I have a feeling this might be a good forum, who knew captive nuts would generate so many useful tips. Thanks gain I will post my efforts!
     
  2. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Name changed, welcome to the forum Snowy90
     
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  3. Snowy90

    Snowy90 Member

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    Perfect Many thanks for your help
     
  4. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    My remedy for captive nuts is boxer shorts :clapping:
     
  5. Ton-up

    Ton-up Member

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    Funny how all us Land Rover owners congregate on a welding forum!!
     
  6. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Didn't take long for this thread to go downhill. :laughing:
     
  7. gt6s Member

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    That is because they re always at home. No choice LAND ROVER.
     
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  8. Snowy90

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    No rust on this one yet! Seems silly that these have to be kept in a dry garage to stay relatively rust free! I got into welding for a rotter Merc W124
     
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  9. Snowy90

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    Ok so Tee nuts looked like a great suggestion and worked well i have tugged on these nuts and they are not budging, not pretty but doesn't need to be.
     
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  10. MoreWellie Member

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    I know that you have done this now but.....

    just in case a similar application comes up in future, have a search for rivnuts
     
  11. Snowy90

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    Good call, i did think about rivnuts but the door was already fitted and up against it in terms of time.
     
  12. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    If you have to do this again turn your welder up, hit it hot and fast, it will look much neater and give a smaller tack,
     
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  13. indy4x

    indy4x Forum Supporter

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    Too late for this thread but I have used nyloc nuts as captive nuts in the past. As is to be expected the nyloc bit doesn't like the heat from welding but no problems with the bolt sticking to the melted plastic

    Just to add, the nylocs were not a conscious choice, all I had
     
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  14. Snowy90

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    I must admit i did try the nyloc before i got the T nuts didnt melt the plastic but couldn't get decent penetration might be the coating, or just shy as scared i would fuse the bolt.
     
  15. Snowy90

    Snowy90 Member

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    I used 1 min s will try that next time!
     
  16. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    I'll have you know that 80% of all Land Rovers ever built are still on the road.
    The other 20% made it home.
     
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