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Insert explanation please?

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:09 pm

So back when I was dumpster diving in Germany I found a small pile of these things. There are several sizes and all say
Insert, THD then give a size.
What exactly are these for? How are they supposed to be installed? Anyone?

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Re: Insert explanation please?

Postby RamJetFSJ » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:13 pm

Those are rivet nuts. You need a special tool to install them, and when you do, you get a threaded insert in sheet metal.
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Re: Insert explanation please?

Postby BCRAWLER » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:18 pm

Also seen a lighter version used in furniture making.
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Re: Insert explanation please?

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:40 pm

Thanks guys. I'll start googling what the tool looks like.


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Re: Insert explanation please?

Postby REDONE » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:56 pm

Yeah, another name for them is"nut-serts", it might be a brand name though, like all tongue-n-groove adjustable pliers are called channel locks. The tool looks a lot like a pop rivet tool, but with threads that match the nutsert (interchangeable for different sizes).
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Re: Insert explanation please?

Postby BCRAWLER » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:22 pm

Are these the items that they use for the bolt for to hold down the roof racks on the Cherokees and wagoneers?
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Re: Insert explanation please?

Postby Tatsadasayago » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:25 pm

Yep! Nut-Serts. Available through several suppliers. Essentially a compression-fit threaded insert. Very handy when fabricating racecars and wheeling buggies. Not to be confused with Well-Plugs, which were made of rubber.
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Re: Insert explanation please?

Postby Stuka » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:26 pm

Dang, too late for a self sealing stem bolt joke :/
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Re: Insert explanation please?

Postby jsinajeep » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:57 pm

BCRAWLER wrote:Are these the items that they use for the bolt for to hold down the roof racks on the Cherokees and wagoneers?


No these are not the same


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