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Torque

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White armor nuts
« on: February 12, 2015, 09:51:08 PM »
Anyone have a good (cheap) source of nuts? A local manufacturer has offered to make them for .60 cents each for 50,000 of them, seems kind of high priced, maybe not. They would look original and be grade 5. Any interest at this price? They said 6 week lead time. This would be .60 plus shipping, I assume I could ship in a flat rate box.

steve1973

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 12:43:29 AM »
That is actually a good retail price but not wholsale. Remember, each maker had their own nut style. That is one reason I didn't get any made as each batch would be 50K in quantity. I could see the White nuts selling out as they were used on scoutcars to. Currently there are two or three people making the nuts with an average cost of $.80 each. Those include Steve Verberg (Outsider), Gary and I know ther is someone else but I can't remember the name.

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 08:07:30 AM »
 Are the nuts that are offering actual lock nuts? That would make a big difference. Most the repros are simply nuts.
 
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Torque

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 12:36:03 PM »
These would not be lock nuts, don't really see a need for it the way these machines will be used.

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 01:40:09 PM »
The nuts that are reproduced are not lock nuts so it is important to use some sort of lock-tite on them. If not they will come loose with all the vibration the halftrack makes.

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 10:42:28 AM »

Hey Guys

Whats up with the repo White Nuts.I would like to buy around 700 or so,if not how about a source?
How do i get Outsider's PM link? New here not sure how to find it.

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 04:38:45 PM »
Both my White and Autocar / Diamond T nuts are sold out and I don't figure on having any more made.

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2018, 06:38:10 PM »
OK, Thanks Steve for replying.
I'll start chasing NOS ones.
They seem to be around.

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 11:37:56 AM »
Last lot I saw was $3 each for NOS nuts. There has to be reproductions somewhere. Any idea for large quantities?

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 04:55:30 PM »
There are currently no one making any of the nuts for the halftrack that I know of. I talked to Kevin Lockwood about this and am working with him to change that. If all works out we will have the White and Autocar/Diamond-T nuts available again. Granted, we are in the research and planning stages of this project. Just like the armor bolts I had made it will take a year or two for this to be a reality. I'm currently waiting for some NOS samples from Kevin to send to the manufacturer for a quote.

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Torque

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 11:17:29 PM »
When I started this thread the .60 cent price I listed was retail, had no one interested. With the increase in steel prices it would be a little more now. I still need a set but do not want to wait years for them, will just use plain nuts. If there is interest in them I can check into it again.

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 04:47:55 PM »
I found these. Pretty close.

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 07:08:43 PM »
Cool, got a source and part number? I think they would be close enough for me.

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 10:31:11 PM »
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 10:39:26 PM by Prc148 »

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Re: White armor nuts
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 05:38:09 PM »
Did a little searching and found these, not to bad of price, don't know what they actually look like  https://www.aftfasteners.com/3-8-24-l9-collar-locknuts-cad-yellow-wax-usa-inch/ . Steve O said one of his halftracks came with flex locknuts, found these, even better price https://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Count-MS21045-6-Military-Standard-Cadmium-Steel-3-8-24-Self-Locking-Nut/251338068178