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Old 12/30/2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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California Special Script Fasteners

I'm getting ready to mount the California Special script to the rear fenders and found that I don't have the correct fasteners that hold the script in place. I had to purchase repro script and no fasteners were included. Does anyone have a source for the original "push nut" type fasteners?? Thanks, Russ

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Old 12/30/2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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Old 12/30/2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Steve, I tried my NAPA and found fasteners in the Balkamp products, but the smallest fasteners were too large for the pins on the script! Russ

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I know of fasteners we use on aircraft that I'm sure would work. How 'original' accurate do you want/need to be? If someone can show me a sample, I'll see how close I can come.

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Steve, I tried my NAPA and found fasteners in the Balkamp products, but the smallest fasteners were too large for the pins on the script! Russ
Sorry Russ. I just purchased Balkamp/NAPA # 665-1949 for the emblems on my '73 Mach, tested them on a broken CS emblem I had and thought it would work. I just looked at my car and the holes in the quarter panel are to small for this part. Here's what I did with mine when I restored it a number of years ago. Probably not correct but the only thing I could come up with at the time. I bought these at Home Depot IIRC.

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Old 12/30/2009, 09:15 PM   #6
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Sorry Russ. I just purchased Balkamp/NAPA # 665-1949 for the emblems on my '73 Mach, tested them on a broken CS emblem I had and thought it would work. I just looked at my car and the holes in the quarter panel are to small for this part. Here's what I did with mine when I restored it a number of years ago. Probably not correct but the only thing I could come up with at the time. I bought these at Home Depot IIRC.

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Steve, the photo shows you chose the correct fasteners for the script. You can get them at most hardware stores. I found mine at the local Ace Hardware store here in Grass Valley. They are rather small so take the script with you so you get the correct size. If you notice the hood grills are held in place with the same clips. I have purchased new script and it came with the push in barrel locks which are incorrect. The flat push on lock nuts are correct. Mike
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Old 12/31/2009, 09:07 AM   #9
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Thanks Mike, I'll go over to Ace Hardware today! I appreciate all the help. Russ

Ace had 3/32" push pin fasteners at $.30 each. They are exactly what I needed. Thanks again, Russ

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