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59Originalrust

Tank Badge Screws

#1

Post by 59Originalrust » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:58 am

I am getting ready to re-attach the tank badges on a 59FL the screws that came with the tank are obviously not correct, can someone tell me the correct pitch, length and head style?

TIA,
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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by VPH-D » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:56 pm

Doesn't the 59-60 style use #2060 or 2061w? These were phillips head.
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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by VPH-D » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:58 pm

Don't the 59-60 emblems use #2060 or#2067w? These were phillips head screws.
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Re: Tank Badge Screws

#4

Post by FlatHeadSix » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:26 pm

those are the ones, but good luck finding them at Lowes or Home Depot or your local hardware store.

The only source I know of is Clete, the "OldDude", if he doesn't have them nobody does.

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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by steve_wood » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:12 pm

If it's the same as the 2060 screw, it is a #4-40. You can get these at www.boltdepot.com in stainless steel in sizes from 1/8" to 1/2" (phillips head). You can also get them in stainless steel in phillips oval head if you want.

http://www.boltdepot.com/product.aspx?c ... m=6&cd=320

http://www.boltdepot.com/product.aspx?c ... m=6&cd=332

Pick up some other stainless hardware while you're there to make it worth the shipping.

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Re: Tank Badge Screws

#6

Post by Guest » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:26 pm

Steve/all, thanks for the reply, the tanks came with various head style 6-32's that don't thread in and I am sure the thread is not 6-32. I want to run a tap through the holes to clean up the threads but I am hesitant as I don't know the size. It's possible that the 6's were forced because the hole measures aprox .106" in diameter. I was trying to order some stainless 12-24's and like you said I wanted to save on shipping. Any chance it's a 5-40 or 5-44?

I guess I can grab a few 4's and 5's and try to use them as a thread gauge.

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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by VintageTwin » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:29 pm

You might try and call kick-start. (616) 245-8991 10-5 (EST). I bought oval head, s/s, phillips from them a couple months ago. The flat head, s/s screws are for '51-54 just for reference. Does sound like your emblem holes were taken out to a different thread though.
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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by 59Originalrust » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:13 am

Defenitely not 4-40

5-40 tries but stops after a few threads.
#5 seems to be the correct diameter but 40 is not the correct pitch.

Any chance someone would measure one for me? If the holes are screwed (pun intended) I can tap them for the oval heads I have available, if they are still correct I would like to keep them that way.

Thanks
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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by VintageTwin » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:38 am

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OEM 1959-62, 6-32 x 3/8", oval head, countersunk-Phillips, (chrome)
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I have to re-check this thread pitch. I don't like the look of the pitch gauge. Looks like it slipped behind the screw.
I laid the 32 pitch thread gauge into the threads of the screw. It's 32 for sure.
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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by awander » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:51 pm

"1/2-32". Must be a typo there?

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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by PanPal » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:30 pm

I'm not 100% on this, but I think the screws are the same as the screws used to screw a switch plate on a lightswitch you would have in your house.

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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by VPH-D » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:31 pm

59-62 use screw #2070, 6-32 x 3/8 phillips head. Most other emblems use 4-40 x 3/16.
Call Old Dude, they probably have them in stock, and will sell you as many, or as few parts as you want.
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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by panz4ever » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:15 am

VPH-D, do not want to hi-jack the thread but does the 4-40 by 3/16 apply to my 49 tanks and badges? Thx... now we return to our regular scheduled programming...

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Re: Tank Badge Screws

#14

Post by FlatHeadSix » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:52 am

Panz

The 4-40 x 3/16" is the one you want for the '49, tiny isn't it? All those FoxCo tin tank badges that hooked in the back and had one tiny screw through the front used the 4-40. Those '59 badges were heavier, fit into a recess in the tank and screwed thru the side with bigger screws.

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Re: Tank Badge Screws

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Post by PanHeadRed » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:22 pm

VT, Flat head and all, thanks, 6-32 x 3/8" sounds good. I will assume the threads in the tank need to be cleaned up, but befor I ran a tap through them I wanted to be sure I had the correct one.

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