Nutserts, threaded rivets!

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What the heck is this dumb junk right, these are nutserts. When would I use them, when your like geez I would really like a threaded hole with out welding a nut into thin or heavy sheet metal. Why would I use them, if you would like to have a clean and long lastly solution to adding a threading hole to sheet metal and yes fiberglass. Let me show you how use them.

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What else are you going to need..

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You are going the need a nutsert tool, mine is the M 6×1 tool with M 6×1 nutserts. What does M 6×1 mean to you, it is the typical 10mm thread pitch on pretty much every car made today. So, that means you won’t have a mix match of hardware on your car. Does this sound too next level for you then I think you’re late for ricer meeting at the local hangout parking lot.

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Look at how this works, it squishes the nutsert like a rivet but the parallel lines create a friction point not allowing the nutsert to spin when tightening your bolt into place. This is a great permanent solution for that conversion or custom job that you are working on.

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What I am using them on, my Silvia S15 conversion, before I would just use a nut and bolt to mount the headlight. The problem with that was the space for my fingers to hold the nut in place was always a pain and frequently dropped the nut. Sure I was not removing the headlights everyday or even once a month but when I had to remove it, it was a pain.

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The other spot I am adding a nutsert is a tapped twice and stripped out battery tie down hole, I will let you know how this holds up.

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Just like a normal rivet gun you insert the rivet in to the gun but instead you thread it on. You start squeezing it and the nut starts squishing into place.

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Once you are done you have a useable, long lastly thread hole that is as strong as any nut you have on the other side of a bolt.

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You are done and enjoy.

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Comment if you have any questions.

 

 

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