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I'm going to start doing a lot of work on my car as I go on I will of course replace as many of the nuts/bolts etc with stainless ones. Where is the best place to buy a 'jumbo' pack, with lots of them that I can have to hand?

Any recommendations?

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I'm going to start doing a lot of work on my car as I go on I will of course replace as many of the nuts/bolts etc with stainless ones. Where is the best place to buy a 'jumbo' pack, with lots of them that I can have to hand?

Any recommendations?

I bought some bits the other day from christopher niel who insisted on giving me all the nylocs free of charge. they seem like nice guys, reckon they could help u out with correct ones af all sizes for not a lot of pennies.

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I used to get most of my fasteners from James Lister and Sons of West Bromwich , but I noticed they have re-organised their business a fair bit and might not be in that line any more.

Their email address is [email protected]

Over here I use Brifasco, dont know if you have branches in the UK.

Steer clear of some of the Chinese fasteners being sold at the DIY stores, they are not of a good quality for a performance automotive application.

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Too bad you're not a bit closer Bibs...

You can't do a bit of on-line searching and look for fastener suppliers?

I'm spoilt for choice here. I can walk into specialist nut, bolt and fastener supplier, just round the corner, and order exactly what I want over the counter. Special plating, be it zinc, nickel, chrome even gold can be done to order. All my stuff's yellow zinc anodized and have a few hundred kilograms of metric & imperial nuts, bolts, washers, split pins etc... As Wayne said, stay away fom the cheap rubbish. I've snapped the heads off some bolts just by tightening.

Good practice replacing the fasteners. Done that on all my restoration jobs, and really makes a difference to the over all look of a car. Started on my Esprit as well. Everything that comes off, gets cleaned, polished and new fasteners used. Bit of a down side though... you can tell exactly what hasn't been touched :lol:

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Bibs,

If you haven't got someone local then use www.namrick.co.uk . I don't think there's a minimum order and they have a huge range of sizes and finishes. I used them when I rebuilt my Landy and needed UNF and UNC stuff but most of the Esprit is metric so you won't have any trouble with sizes!

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