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Anyone out there know whereI can get a set of bolts which hold the seat rail to the floor? I know they are 8mmx1.25 but I have not been able to find ones with a small enough head to fit in the rails.
 

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69roundtail said:
Anyone out there know whereI can get a set of bolts which hold the seat rail to the floor? I know they are 8mmx1.25 but I have not been able to find ones with a small enough head to fit in the rails.
A good hardware store will have them with an allen head, that's how they fit in the rail.
 

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I have tried mcmaster. No machine screws with small enough head. I have a set of allen bolts but the head is still about a mm to large. I will try the bolt depot. Thanks for the info.
 

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In another thread, I thought someone said they found some at Lowe's, believe it or not (I may have mis-read that, though). There's always a vise and dremel with a fiber disk as an option.
 

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69roundtail said:
"unobtainium" is that what the dual circut master cylinder of the 69 spyder made of?
Well, there's "absolute unobtainium" and then there's "near unobtainium". Must have something to do with valence electrons. The 69 dual circuit master cylinders will soon make the molecular shift from near to absolute.

If the bolt places don't pan out or if they have a $50.00 minimum, I can scare up four allen socket head bolts from the 74 Berlina I just parted out. $10.00 including shipping if you live in the U.S.

Bill Sinclair
 

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I think the originals are a "buttonhead" design. The ones commonly available in that thread size are "cheesehead," which are much too large a head. Nor can they be ground down because the phillips cut in the head would be damaged too badly.

Try the allen wrench type bolts, but you might need to grind some off the top to clear the sliders. Or you can get a regular hex head bolt, grind it round and cut a slot in the top (much work, btw).

On your original bolts, if you still have them, be sure to use the correct sized phillips head screwdriver (it takes a big one) or you can bugger the corroded metal on the head. When reinstalling the bolts, be sure to use some anti-seize compound to they don't corrode and seize in the capture nuts.
 

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Like Rogerspeed, I used allen-head bolts found at the local hardware store. Haven't had any trouble with them.
 

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haus said:
...they found some at Lowe's, believe it or not...
Lowe's has a surprisingly good selection of metric hardware. I live in a city with a half-million population and the largest import-car parts house can't hold a candle to Lowe's when it comes to metric nuts and bolts!
 
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