[TR] TR3 Windshield Frame

Randall tr3driver at ca.rr.com
Wed Jan 2 14:36:34 MST 2013

> Has anyone repaired these holes suitable for retapping. 

As it happens, I had a conversation with a local club member just yesterday about this.  What he told me was to start with a 1/4-28 steel bolt, which you drill (preferably in a lathe so the hole is on-center) and tap for the Tenax stud.  (10-32 I think, but please double check.)  He claims the hex part of the stud will cover the end of the bolt, making the repair invisible once the stud is installed.

I don't think Loctite would survive the chroming process, but you could probably stake the bolt in place and have them chrome right over it.

Personally, I don't care about the "exposed" head.  It is so nearly invisible that I had to look closely to find them on a car that used the "through the frame" fasteners originally.  Since they were original equipment on some cars, it seems unlikely that even a concours judge would mark you down for that.  But you would know better than I <g>


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