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TexasKnucklehead
08-16-2013, 03:13 AM
My car didn't have any fender beading when I got it. Both front fenders have small holes (about #8) that I suspect will align with the tab under the hood of the new front fender beads. If I am to secure the beads to the fenders with screws, what size/shape head are the screws? Are they threaded or self-tapping? Is it possible to put a nut on the inside of the fender?

I understand the curved section will be secured by the tabs -just like the rear fender beads.

Although I will be busy tomorrow and not able to work on the TR3 most of the day, this is the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night...

TR3driver
08-16-2013, 03:59 AM
Mine didn't line up that well, perhaps because it's an earlier car, so I had to drill some new holes. Since the unused holes in the fender would be hidden, that's where I put the new ones (to match the holes in the new bead strip).

I believe the screws are supposed to be YA0183, which are #4 round head sheet metal (self-tapping) screws, 3/8" long. I used that size (in pan head instead of round) and they seemed to fit well. It might be possible to put nuts on them, but what a PITA.

PatGalvin
08-16-2013, 12:19 PM
Thank Jerry for the question. I also needed to know this as I'm starting to attach beading now. Thanks Randall!

Pat

luke44
08-16-2013, 03:44 PM
... which are #4 round head sheet metal (self-tapping) screws, 3/8" long...

Wow. Good timing on the thread! Slotted drive or Phillips?

TR3driver
08-16-2013, 06:14 PM
Slotted.

mallard
08-16-2013, 06:15 PM
I don't think the TR3 has any Phillips screws in it. I agree with Randall #4 round head screw.

PatGalvin
08-16-2013, 08:30 PM
Door hinge screws are Phillips - or are those Pozi?

CJD
08-16-2013, 08:57 PM
Door hinge screws are Phillips - or are those Pozi?



Mine are slotted there too...

TR3driver
08-17-2013, 12:00 PM
I believe the originals were slotted, as John said. Mine are Phillips because those were the only replacements I could find at the time.

Moseso
08-17-2013, 03:47 PM
The only Phillips screws I found on my '59 -- and they could be un-original, but don't look it - are the two, each side, securing the red plastic lens to the tail light base.

CJD
08-17-2013, 10:28 PM
The only Phillips screws I found on my '59 -- and they could be un-original, but don't look it - are the two, each side, securing the red plastic lens to the tail light base.




Hmmmm....mine slotted there too!

The only Phillips I remember we're the screws holding the windings in the generator and starter. And maybe a couple in the headlight assemblies, but can't remember there for sure?

mallard
08-17-2013, 11:52 PM
John you got me on that one, the generator (dynamo) does have the Phillips screws.

vivdownunder
08-18-2013, 06:47 AM
Seem to recall the red plastic lens had slotted screws up to TS46360, thereafter Phillips head. Wide mouth grille screws were Phillips head.

Viv