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Running Board bolts

Has anyone found a company for Running Board bolts? What is everybody else using? Anything out there that looks period correct?

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: Running Board bolts

I used elevator bolts to fasten down my running boards(various sources online or through a "old timey" hardware store). You drill through your wood, notch out for the hex portion of the bolt place the rubber mat over the top and attach your edge trim to hold down the mat, then place the nuts from underneath.(At least on my 6-14). Ross

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: Running Board bolts

Thanks Ross, now the question is I've seen factory photographs with the bolt head exposed over top of the rubber and they are nickel. I'll check out the elevator bolts. Thanks.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: Running Board bolts

Mike..
McMaster Carr has the elevator bolts..

Where Are You From? hookstown pa

Do You own a car built by Durant? Stars Durants DeVaux

Re: Running Board bolts

Elevator bolts also used to attach body to frame.

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several and one in the "oven"!

Re: Running Board bolts

My 1923 A-22 and both of my 1925 H-40 and B-40 Flints came with a 3 board T&G running boards with wood cleats on underside holding boards together and use a 1 1/2" Tee Nut countersunk and are held in place on top side with two short slot head drive screws....The mounting bolts are 5/16"-18 x 1" and come up threw the brackets from the underside with lock and flat washer....In the parts book they offered running boards (complete) and pictured with mat and molding installed and offered both a regular and a "cleat" running board...What is a little confusing is that the A-22 parts book seporatly lists a running board bolt and regular type 1/4" nut and washers...I don't know if the "cleat" style running boards and Tee nuts carried on into 1928 or not.


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Where Are You From? Yuma / Leavenworth

Do You own a car built by Durant? several

Re: Running Board bolts

Wow bill, thanks for the reply. Don't know if I'd ever find them and might need to go the route of the elevator bolt. I have a couple of showroom pictures here, one on my computer as a backdrop and it shows nickel bolts on top of the rubber for the 29's. I just planned down some good white oak for the running boards and was going to try and find what I can use. The dreaded previous owner used plywood which had rotted and wasn't in good shape.

Mike

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: Running Board bolts

Mike, you can still use the modern style of tee nuts. Available at any hardware store.

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several and one in the "oven"!

Re: Running Board bolts

Mike,

Google 5/16" brad hole tee nuts and they are all over the place and they are heavy duty...Whatever you use make sure the fastner is secure and can't spin in the wood.

I have seen exposed carrage bolts at each end of running boards but they usually have an end molding that lays on the matt first that the bolts pass threw (kind of a trim feature), my '18 Overland is that way.

Where Are You From? Yuma / Leavenworth

Do You own a car built by Durant? several

Re: Running Board bolts

Well I just made another good discovery. I found a place L L Antique and Custom Auto Trim that has the original pattern for the aluminum running board trim, at least the outside. He's out of the inside pieces. What's the chance of finding this, a lucky find since mine were gone and I only had a piece from the original restoration that was not the correct piece.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

 

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