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Old 03-18-2018, 07:49 AM
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Where to buy parts?

Itís the lower hex head bolt
And this is where it is!
Hey guys,

Iím up to the point of removing the convertible top from the car but there are a couple damaged pieces. One bolt is missing from one of the major pivot points at the rear of the hood and it looks like itís stripped the cast aluminium on its way out.

I know whatís caused it though so once repaired it shouldnít be a problem.
Obviously im going to have to tap the thread but Iím wondering whether you can help me locate an original bolt first to test it with a locktite type of material before I start drilling and tapping.

Iíve attached pictures of the offending item (on the opposite side so you can see what I need) and its location. Help would be greatly appreciated with this.

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Old 03-18-2018, 04:33 PM
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Re: Where to buy parts?

Can't quite work out what your asking? no missing bolts in either of the pics?
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:41 PM
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Re: Where to buy parts?

I was attempting to demonstrate the component I need, rather than showing you a photo of a hole with nothing in it.
I can post the hole with nothing in it if that will help?!
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Re: Where to buy parts?

Anyone?!
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Re: Where to buy parts?

Try contacting Lon at www.top-downsolutions.com
He has some new and used 3rd gen ragtop pieces for sale.

Also check www.thirdgenranch.com
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Re: Where to buy parts?

3rd Gen Parts
He is a member on here and he parts out old cars; That bolt I think you are only going to find on a junked or parted out car. That frame was made by ASC which is the company that made the convertible conversion.
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Re: Where to buy parts?

That shoulderd (spl) pivot bolt your looking for is real $pendy at around $30 IIRC and seen on fleabay.
Contact Lon as he may have a better answer.

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Re: Where to buy parts?

I might have one.Not sure if I sold them all or not
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:36 AM
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I might have one.Not sure if I sold them all or not
Did you find one?
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Re: Where to buy parts?

Perhaps having a couple made up at a local engineering shop would quicker/cheaper than hunting one down from the states and having it shipped.
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Perhaps having a couple made up at a local engineering shop would quicker/cheaper than hunting one down from the states and having it shipped.
youíre probably right. Iíll look into it!
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Re: Where to buy parts?

Not directly familiar w/ the actual bolt.

But, could the OP get a metal bushing from a hardware store, and press it on to a standard bolt, to provide a "shoulder"?

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Not directly familiar w/ the actual bolt.

But, could the OP get a metal bushing from a hardware store, and press it on to a standard bolt, to provide a "shoulder"?
Its a simple hex head metric bolt with a shoulder section for the roof to pivot on. Iíll look into your idea though.
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Re: Where to buy parts?

You want these shouldered bolts with the hex head?

Try contacting Lon at www.top-downsolutions.com
or I have seen them on flea-bay.
But they are quite $pendy!
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