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Old 09-19-2015, 09:40 AM
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Dash bolt backside stupid little nut things

Looking for some advice. 1996 205. When removing the dash some of the round aluminium back nuts pull out. I have tried glueing them back in with no luck. I would love to put good old fashioned nuts but no access to hold the backside.

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Old 09-19-2015, 09:50 AM
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Two options:

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1) There is an expandable rubber insert that I use for the same crappy MC quality application. It fits in the hole and expands as you inset the machine screw. Well nut....any decent hardware store should have it.

2) Another hardware item that is typically found in automobile applications. U-nut ...It slips over the hole (two-sided) and has an insert for the machine screw.

It's not a hopeless cause. Once you get to the hardware store and look around, you'll be happy. It's there.

I like the well nut fastener with tooth washer backing in the dash.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:35 AM
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Two options:

Hardware store items

1) There is an expandable rubber insert that I use for the same crappy MC quality application. It fits in the hole and expands as you inset the machine screw. Well nut....any decent hardware store should have it.

2) Another hardware item that is typically found in automobile applications. U-nut ...It slips over the hole (two-sided) and has an insert for the machine screw.

It's not a hopeless cause. Once you get to the hardware store and look around, you'll be happy. It's there.

I like the well nut fastener with tooth washer backing in the dash.
Thanks for the info the first ones are perfect. The dash nuts are frustrating.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:54 AM
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Thanks for the info. Great ideas. Will be headed to the lowes today.

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Old 09-19-2015, 12:11 PM
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Looking for some advice. 1996 205. When removing the dash some of the round aluminium back nuts pull out. I have tried glueing them back in with no luck. I would love to put good old fashioned nuts but no access to hold the backside.

Any ideas will be welcome.
These might work, but going into plastic, you still need to be careful about how tight they are. They don't expand in the hole-

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Old 09-19-2015, 12:28 PM
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On my 92 when they pulled out they busted up the fiberglass as well. I tried to epoxy them as well. In the end I just ended up pulling the entire dash out and rebuilding the fiberglass on the dash.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:42 PM
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Knurled nuts works as well. But best when glassed in.. or even the flat automotive nuts. Well nuts a great idea ...
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