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Old 06-13-2018, 09:12 AM
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One side of a 72 chrome front bumper I recently sold is missing a captive nut. What is the best solution to fix this? Does anyone sell the captive nuts that can be welded up?

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An ACE hardware store (or equivalent) should have weld-nuts. You can also order them from catalog/internet automotive performance vendors.

If the area is difficult to "reach" where the weld-nut needs to be attached you can drill four 5/32" diameter holes in the bracket so that the flat corners of the weld-nut can be tacked to the bracket by filling the drilled holes with welding material.
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Originally Posted by doorgunner View Post
An ACE hardware store (or equivalent) should have weld-nuts. You can also order them from catalog/internet automotive performance vendors.

If the area is difficult to "reach" where the weld-nut needs to be attached you can drill four 5/32" diameter holes in the bracket so that the flat corners of the weld-nut can be tacked to the bracket by filling the drilled holes with welding material.
do you know the size needed? I currently donít have the bumper with me
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