[Healeys] Aluminum cockpit moulding - BT7

linwood rose linwoodrose at mac.com
Tue Dec 11 04:17:43 MST 2007

Thanks to all who responded to my question about the fastener used for  
the front-most (closest to the door) securing point for the aluminum  
moulding. Curiously, this mystery is not solved, as about half of the  
respondents indicated that a machine screw and nut were to be used (I  
heard a couple of creative approaches to placing the nut behind the  
shroud lip), while the other half said that a self-tapping screw is  
used at this connection point.

I am going to try the self-tapping screw first - it is just so much  
easier, and I will see how it works.

So, no definitive answer. I just wonder what an original, unrestored  
or untampered-with car uses at this location. Enquiring minds want to  

Thanks again to all who responded.

1960 BT7 in restoration
1959 Bugeye

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