Targa Strut Pins

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Fickle1

Original Poster:

67 posts

73 months

Monday 13th May
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Hi,

Does anyone know where I can get hold of some of these fasteners that attach my targa strut to the brackets. Female half shown below, the male half has a screw thread and the same rivet head. I've looked at the usual supplier web sites but can't find any reference to them.

Cheers

Ivor R


Steve_D

12,282 posts

199 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Can't help with a supplier but to aid your search I have seen that type of fixing used in two different applications.
  • Used in a 'ring binder' type of application for things like workshop manuals.
  • Used to secure two kitchen cabinets to each other.
Steve

TVRleigh_BBWR

6,537 posts

154 months

Wednesday 15th May
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They look like Clevis pins, Have a look at the link below or do a ebay or google search.

https://www.automotioncomponents.co.uk/en/catalog/...

JohnMcL

128 posts

84 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Try searching on Barrel bolts, Sex bolts and Connector bolts.

Pursyluv

1,670 posts

115 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Had the same issue on the Tam and we couldn’t find the part, but my “TVR guy” found a solution, I’ll ask him and let you know
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Fickle1

Original Poster:

67 posts

73 months

Saturday
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Have had a closer look at the remaining pins and they appear to be nothing more than some 6mm aluminium tube (1mm wall thickness) held in place by pop rivets at each end. Easy to replicate.

Cheers

I

Steve_D

12,282 posts

199 months

Saturday
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Having seen the shape of you original pin I would be looking at a better solution such as a button headed bolt and a dome nut.

Steve

Fickle1

Original Poster:

67 posts

73 months

I don't want to put a hard thread in the pivot points as this will increase wear on the softer strut material. I will look further into something like a 6mm shouldered screw with M5 thread and dome ends or 6mm Ali tube and put a M4 screw with suitable ends through it for location.

I

Adrian@

3,565 posts

223 months

Look for suit case wheel pivots ...or skate board axles or in-line skate axles. Ebay 162586942748. These are for 8mm bearing BUT there has to be the size you want somewhere. A@
6mm...282951252442 and
https://www.skatestation.co.uk/universal-extender-...


Edited by Adrian@ on Sunday 19th May 09:09

phillpot

14,902 posts

124 months

Fickle1 said:
Have had a closer look at the remaining pins and they appear to be nothing more than some 6mm aluminium tube
Stainless .... scratchchin

Although Adrians skate board thingies look handy.

Adrian@

3,565 posts

223 months

MORE than handy Mike, my poor son was traumatised when his scooter wheel 'just fell off' about ten years ago. LOL. A@