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Roof rack bolts
« on: August 18, 2016, 07:48:41 PM »
Somewhere along the way....I have lost the screws that attach the roof rack on my 80 wagon.....any chance anyone know the size and thread of them???....thanks
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Re: Roof rack bolts
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 06:06:12 PM »
Looked for my thread pitch gauge to no avail.  Sorry.  You might try spare screws you have lying around. If you find one that threads in go to the store and get one that matches.  My recollection was that it is a fine thread screw??? I'm going to say about an 1-1/4" long.  But be careful because they can go though the headliner if too long. Straighten a paper clip and gently lower it in the hole. When it stops you know you will need  a screw a bit shorter than that. The head was seat tapered, crowned on top and Phillips in type - stainless.

I've found that when dealing with things like the roof rack if you put the screws in a medicine bottle and either tape them securely with duct tape to the rack, or put them in designated special place for such things they tend not to get lost.  But even putting them in a box with other parts and they soon find crevices to hide in.

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Re: Roof rack bolts
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 08:22:14 PM »
Thanks Wittsend....I actually DID put then in a certain place.....I just forgot where that certain place is....lol....b ut yeah.....I remember what they look like.....and pretty sure on that length......ma ybe I can catch a local hardware store open when I'm in the pinto and stop and try some screws to find them
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Re: Roof rack bolts
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 03:31:44 PM »
Try a door mirror screw and see if it works.  I want to say the screws are the same as the threaded inserts look similar. However, I have never tried to swap them. 
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Re: Roof rack bolts
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 09:45:48 PM »
I took one out of my Cruze wagon , they are 1/4 20. Taper head , if your in town have one in my car , later Blaine

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Re: Roof rack bolts
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 05:36:29 PM »
Thanks Blaine....I found mine in the secret hiding spot I put them in....lol
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Re: Roof rack bolts
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 05:45:35 PM »
Reminds me of Luke 15:

The Lost Coin

8 “Or what woman, if she has ten [a]silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?
 9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!’
 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”