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    Red face Installing dzus fastners in bonnet

    I'm trying to help a mechanically semi-illiterate friend install the dzus fastners on his car. And I'm doing it by phone, long distance. What I don't remember is should the piece (shaped like a hat) that extends in the bonnet flatten when the washer is pushed up to contact the groove in the dzus? I think so but it's been a couple of years since I installed mine and that's way too long for me to remember anything.

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    Re: Installing dzus fastners in bonnet

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    Re: Installing dzus fastners in bonnet

    Reminds me of how good that thread is just looking back. So much work there.

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    Re: Installing dzus fastners in bonnet

    I'm still amazed Photobucket hasn't wiped the pics yet. Also makes me wish I was better at video like you!
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    Re: Installing dzus fastners in bonnet

    Thanks John but unless I missed it that didn't answer my questions. I saw the bracket the dzus fastener attaches to but nothing else. I probably didn't phrase it right. What I'm interested in is the first piece that goes in the hole in the bonnet for the dzus fastener (shaped like a hat and I think Moss calls it a grommet, possibly washer). When you hammer everything together, does that get flatten against the bonnet? Again, I suspect it does since when dropped in the hole it extends about 1/4" through the bonnet, making everything too short otherwise and the washer doesn't catch the groove in the fastener.

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    Re: Installing dzus fastners in bonnet

    Here is a tech tip from an old Moss newsletter (1984) describing the installation of the dzus fasteners. I don't like using a hammer to start the flare and made a cone for use with the bolt.
    Berry TR3 DZUS 001.jpg

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    Re: Installing dzus fastners in bonnet

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyO View Post
    Thanks John but unless I missed it that didn't answer my questions. I saw the bracket the dzus fastener attaches to but nothing else. I probably didn't phrase it right. What I'm interested in is the first piece that goes in the hole in the bonnet for the dzus fastener (shaped like a hat and I think Moss calls it a grommet, possibly washer). When you hammer everything together, does that get flatten against the bonnet? Again, I suspect it does since when dropped in the hole it extends about 1/4" through the bonnet, making everything too short otherwise and the washer doesn't catch the groove in the fastener.
    It’s there, Post #118! No hammer involved!
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    Re: Installing dzus fastners in bonnet

    Go to page 6 then scroll down to post 118. There is a lot of stuff there before you get to the Dzus fastners.

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