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Skanky looking nuts and bolts have been annoying me so I thought i'd start going through the entire lot and replacing them with some decent A4 Steel bolts etc. Measured most of them so far, but gave up becauce of the rain and i wasn't going to take too much apart.

so a quick question does anyone know length the M8 bonnet lower catch & hinge bolts are?
Also after the main 6 jubilee clip diameters if anyone knows them? :)

Here's the dummies guide i started to put together to make life easier for myself

 

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I think there was a guy selling whole kits a while back in an assortment of anodised colours, its something i would like to also replace myself. If i can find him i will post and let you know.
 

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Skanky looking nuts and bolts have been annoying me so I thought i'd start going through the entire lot and replacing them with some decent A4 Steel bolts etc. Measured most of them so far, but gave up becauce of the rain and i wasn't going to take too much apart.

so a quick question does anyone know length the M8 bonnet lower catch & hinge bolts are?
Also after the main 6 jubilee clip diameters if anyone knows them? :)

Here's the dummies guide i started to put together to make life easier for myself

I would also like to no this please
Thanks
 

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Cheers for the replies, i know about powerhouse racing / dressupbolts.com since i was looking into them back when they had the group buy.

But, i'd rather do it myself (hence the time spent un/re-bolting and measuring so far),
it's cheaper, i can pick and chose the bolt/nuts, and i'll have a bunch of spares of each bolt/nut (since i'll lose them at some point), a few hours of unbolting stuff, measuring and rebolting stuff has got me part of the way there.

looking dry this evening so i might go and measure some of the bolts i left out.
 

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Fair play endo, if you have the time, could you post where you are getting the nuts, bolts and clips from, and the sizes needed as i would like to do the same as you and save money for other things.

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Sizes are in the first post picture :p
but a break down of what is getting used so far.

most of the A4/A2 stainless bolts are ones i bought ages ago from boltmeup.com, a few fancy ones have come from pro-bolt.

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Size	Type			USED	NOTE		COLOR
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M5x20 	A2 Flange Hex 		4			GREEN
M6x20 	A2 Flange Hex		11			RED
M6x25 	A2 Flange Hex		2			OLIVE DRAB
M6x30 	A2 Flange Hex		5			YELLOW
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M6x30 	A4 Csunk Bolt		2			YELLOW/GREEN
M6x20 	A4 Csunk Bolt		8			RED/GREEN
M8x35 	A4 Csunk Bolt		2			ORANGE
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M6x20 	Red Capped Bolt		3	(fuelrail)	BLUE
M5x12 	A4 Capped Bolt		10	ARC	
M5x25 	A4 Capped Bolt		8			CYAN
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M6 	A4 Flange nuts		3			PINK
M10	A4 Flange Nuts		2			PURPLE
M5 	A4 Washers		14	
M6 	A4 Washers		18	
M6x19 	Gold Csunk Washer 	10		
M8x25 	Gold Csunk Washer	2		
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M6x16 	Gold Dome Bolt		2	(rear plate)
M6 is a 6mm Diamter thread, 20 is the thread length

I'm just being fancy using some countersunk bolts & washers on the bodywork, but they can be substituted for regular flange bolts & washers from the first section

 

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Nice AS strut brace!!!!
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Nice AS strut brace!!!!
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Bob
Cheers mate! :D
The monster brace paid for itself when it saved the chassis last year, just need to avoid any more hedges :p

Mike, you have faaaaaaaaaaaar too much time on your hands LOL!!!
Wish i had more and the space to sort the car out bolt by bolt!
Bet your glad you found the spoiler nuts now :p
 

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I forgot to mention a couple of things

1. the coilpack amp bolts are M5x25 (i couldnt read my own hand writing lol)

2. i've used countersunk bolts for fun, thing to remeber with them is the length of them is measured the entire length from the bolt, not just the threaded parts with normal bolts. (although the sizes I quoted are for normal bolts, and in all honesty with washers etc, the bolts end up having the thread length.

3. The engine bays is a mix of aluminium, mild steel etc, so sticking ANY kind of fastener in there be it Stainless, or Titanium is going to cause some kind of galvanic corrosion if you dont coat the holes/thread with some kind of barrier.
For this i used TEF-GEL which is a marine anti-seize (and used by the aerspace industry)



its pricey stuff, but worth it since it is impervious to water, most solvents etc, so wont dry up and dissapear and withstands up to 250 Celcius. Afterall nissan went to lengths to add spacers between the aluminium wings, and chassis to stop this kind of corrosion.

4. Don't use stainless on anything that needs a strong bolt ;) goes without saying.


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and now its pretty picture time, since it stopped raining long enough to take some pics of the job so far.

 

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Amazing looking! Fair play for all the effort too!

On the wings, what type of washers should be used between the wing and rail?

Nylon? Fiber? Anything else? Rebuilding my car soon and want to have it done right!
 

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I forgot to mention a couple of things

1. the coilpack amp bolts are M5x25 (i couldnt read my own hand writing lol)

2. i've used countersunk bolts for fun, thing to remeber with them is the length of them is measured the entire length from the bolt, not just the threaded parts with normal bolts. (although the sizes I quoted are for normal bolts, and in all honesty with washers etc, the bolts end up having the thread length.

3. The engine bays is a mix of aluminium, mild steel etc, so sticking ANY kind of fastener in there be it Stainless, or Titanium is going to cause some kind of galvanic corrosion if you dont coat the holes/thread with some kind of barrier.
For this i used TEF-GEL which is a marine anti-seize (and used by the aerspace industry)



its pricey stuff, but worth it since it is impervious to water, most solvents etc, so wont dry up and dissapear and withstands up to 250 Celcius. Afterall nissan went to lengths to add spacers between the aluminium wings, and chassis to stop this kind of corrosion.

4. Don't use stainless on anything that needs a strong bolt <img src="http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> goes without saying.


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and now its pretty picture time, since it stopped raining long enough to take some pics of the job so far.

I want

These are stunning .

Anyone sell the whole kit ?

Respect .
 
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