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Old 01-03-2021, 06:23 PM   #1
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for the hood sides on my 39 peekup. I'm thinking these were used in various applications and numerous years.

Of course I only have one that has good threads and need three more. If any one has these or available let me know. Any input would be great. Scott
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:41 PM   #2
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for the hood sides on my 39 peekup. I'm thinking these were used in various applications and numerous years.

Of course I only have one that has good threads and need three more. If any one has these or available let me know. Any input would be great. Scott
Fastenal has 'em. You can order on line for $1.54/each....click the link below! DD


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Default Re: 5/16-24 wing nuts...

The pictured wing nut is a "type D style 1" according to what Google finds. I didn't find any fine thread wing nuts like that. If the original style is important to 39portlander he might have to get creative. I can imagine turning a hex nut to the diameter of the threaded section of the nut, drilling out the damaged threaded section in the wing nut, and welding the new threads in.
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input fellas, I am really looking for three more of the original style (pictured) wing nuts. Will check some of the obsolete ford parts sites.

Was hoping these may have been used also during model A and through the early V8 years.
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The pictured wing nut is a "type D style 1" according to what Google finds. I didn't find any fine thread wing nuts like that. If the original style is important to 39portlander he might have to get creative. I can imagine turning a hex nut to the diameter of the threaded section of the nut, drilling out the damaged threaded section in the wing nut, and welding the new threads in.
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:58 AM   #9
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I'll take a look in by fastener bin and I'll let you know if I find anything.
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:35 PM   #10
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Aren't we talking two different things here? The OP shows a wing nut stamped for sheet metal, while the others are one piece castings or similar. A huge difference if you are going for originality.
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Old 01-04-2021, 01:07 PM   #11
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Sorry, no wing nuts in my parts bin. Probably were not on my truck when I bought it so I used hex nuts. Not really sure why Ford used the wing nuts anyway. Seems to me that they don't hold as well and the side panels don't need to be removed for basic maintenance anyway.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:50 PM   #12
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for the hood sides on my 39 peekup. I'm thinking these were used in various applications and numerous years.

Of course I only have one that has good threads and need three more. If any one has these or available let me know. Any input would be great. Scott
You did not mention your plan for your pickup...show or drive? The thumbscrews you need are available in forged not stamped, at Fastenal. Get 4 and they all would be the same.
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:21 PM   #13
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You can run a 5/16-24 tap thru a stamped 1/4-20 or 5/16-18 wingnut to do the job. The application doesn't call for a high load fastener. Jack E/NJ
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Default Re: 5/16-24 wing nuts...

Well fellas thanks for taking the time to look and post. True those panels probably will not need to be removed a lot, I just liked the beefy wing nuts that I had on there.

They resemble the wing nuts holding the air cleaner cover atop the carb on the old 351's.

Well not many people are gonna look into the engine bay and say "Dang dude those wing nuts are incorrect for this truck"
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I have one 1/4 x 20 Tpi. Please email me if you want it. Just pay the shipping. Jim
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Old 01-06-2021, 06:36 AM   #16
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Aren't we talking two different things here? The OP shows a wing nut stamped for sheet metal, while the others are one piece castings or similar. A huge difference if you are going for originality.

Yes, sure looks like the one's for air cleaners 50s 60s 70s stamped wing
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Old 01-09-2021, 02:16 PM   #17
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Default Re: 5/16-24 wing nuts...

39portlander How did you make out with K D Fasteners ?
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Old 01-09-2021, 03:07 PM   #18
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39portlander How did you make out with K D Fasteners ?
I plan on giving them a call monday, been busy playing with the T. Will post and thanks for that tip Jim.

Busy removing the hogs head for restoration/replacing the band linings. scott
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Old 01-10-2021, 01:37 PM   #19
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If you have others with bad threads could you lay a bead of braze around the hole and retap
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Old 01-10-2021, 02:33 PM   #20
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Default Re: 5/16-24 wing nuts...

If you have the correct thread I can drill out the old one and laser weld the new thread in. Will work just fine. Laser welder is really good for micro work.
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