Lotus Elan

Well Nuts

PostPost by: AlanJH » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:20 pm

I was wondering about experience with well nuts? I’ve never used them but they would appear to suitable method of fixing to fiberglass in certain applications. Possibly less expensive than persuading the wife that she really needs to lay on a creeper under the car holding a bolt in place.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:40 pm

I would advertise it to her as a bonding experience
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PostPost by: Vic » Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:01 pm

I use well nuts extensively for soft mounting parts. The rubber allows enough flex to minimize stress cracks caused by a rigid mount. I've had the exterior rear view mirrors on my Esprit mounted with well nuts for 25 years and no stress cracks.
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PostPost by: AlanJH » Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:52 pm

h20hamelan wrote:I would advertise it to her as a bonding experience

Saving that for fiberglass repair.
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PostPost by: AlanJH » Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:10 am

My follow up question was going to be about how strong and secure they are but if they have been holding on door mirrors for that significant amount of time I think I might give them a try and see how it goes.
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