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#1 psychobob

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 09:42 PM

I'm just finishing a steel flip front on a wolseley hornet. I'm planning on using dzus fasteners through the wings, in front of the A panels. Does anyone know a supplier for stainless ones with the rivet on back plate? Also, any ideas what size I'd need to fit? It's only 2mm panel thickness with both together. I'm baffled how you work it out.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 09:47 PM

I've wondered this aswell and had a brief look, but then gave up as I'm nowhere near ready so hope you don't mind but I will follow this so I can see people's responses 😂

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:05 AM

I think Demon Tweeks have them and I know Car Builder Solutions do too, though, I'm unsure is they have them in Stainless.

 

Personally, I don't think Stainless is a good idea, but up to you. While these won't rust any metal they are in contact with will do so and usually fairly quickly. It also has poor strength.



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 06:18 AM

I measured mine, M8 ish.

https://flic.kr/p/2j5rJRw

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 08:37 AM

I'm looking for stainless steel as I've already tried bonnet pins, "stainless" spring clips, latch clamps and belts. They all went rusty very quickly. It's the reach for dzus fasteners I can't work out? Most seem to be meant for bike fairings, which are about 4mm thick? They seem a bit pricey to go for trial and error? I'm beginning to think nails and a big hammer are the answer?

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 11:26 AM

To calculate the correct pairing of fastener and spring us the following formula: Add together the thicknesses of both panels to be fastened and the spring clearance. Subtract spring deflection (0.047" for EHF5 and 0.062" for EHF6). Then select the fastener with the nearest shaft length.



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 11:31 AM

Might be worth contacting this lot

https://www.pro-bolt...ck-release.html



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 02:11 PM

I saw the measurement guide for the 0.047". That works out as 1.2mm for deflection, plus 2mm for both panels? That means I need a dzus that's 3.2mm long! That can't be right, surely? The shortest I've seen are 12mm. Hmmm. Still baffled. I might have to admit defeat and ring demon tweeks.




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