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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:11 pm    Post subject: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

I am wondering if anyone knows where I can get original replacement bolts for the Westy luggage rack as I broke one while removing my rack to replace the seal or if anyone knows the size of them. I think they are M8x1.25 with a 16mm shank and 16mm head, but I'm not sure. Plus, I haven't been able to find that size anywhere.

I ordered the stainless steel bolts that the vendors sell but the head on the bolt is 14mm whereas mine are 16mm. I paid a premium for bolts that aren't even the correct size. This wouldn't be a problem if I were restoring the luggage rack, but I'm not and you can tell where the old bolts worn down the fiberglass if I use the new stainless bolts.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

I'm pretty good at finding stuff, odds are high you won't find the 16 mm heads in stainless steel.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...p;start=20

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

The part number is 255070908. Buslab has them in stock. https://www.buslab.com/product-p/255070908f.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

dgbeatty wrote:
The part number is 255070908. Buslab has them in stock. https://www.buslab.com/product-p/255070908f.htm


Not in stainless steel, only painted.

Good find though!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

dgbeatty wrote:
The part number is 255070908. Buslab has them in stock. https://www.buslab.com/product-p/255070908f.htm


Thank you so much!

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dgbeatty wrote:
The part number is 255070908. Buslab has them in stock. https://www.buslab.com/product-p/255070908f.htm


Not in stainless steel, only painted.

Good find though!

Dave


I'll be removing the paint and plating them. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

Oh fun! Nickel plating?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

not original, but BW has both Stainless, and painted:
https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/pop-top-roof-screw-t3-westfalia-stainless.html
https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/pop-top-roof-screw-t3-westfalia-painted.html

originals are M6, but have tapered threaded section as they are either self tapping or just tapered for aid installation
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

Sodo wrote:
Oh fun! Nickel plating?


I can plate in zinc, nickel and copper. Will do the bolt heads in zinc and nickel.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

Here's an M6 x 20, in stainless, with a 19.2 mm head:

https://www.mcmaster.com/90015A531/

Also this M6 x 16 with a 17 mm head, but note the different drive style (head shape)...maybe that would make your luggage rack more theft proof?

https://www.mcmaster.com/97133A310/

Other "wide-head" options that might work here:

https://www.mcmaster.com/https%3A%2F%2Fwwwmcmaster...d-size~m6/
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

Good find!

Pride cometh before the fall.........

I guess I'm not such a good finder!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

If I pursued having stainless ones made with the correct head diameter, do you think anyone would be interested?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

vanagonjr wrote:
If I pursued having stainless ones made with the correct head diameter, do you think anyone would be interested?


no need Cool


djkeev wrote:
I'm pretty good at finding stuff, odds are high you won't find the 16 mm heads in stainless steel.

Dave


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https://www.belmetric.com/6mm-slotted-truss-c-563_...13259.html

that's where i got mine
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

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vanagonjr wrote:
If I pursued having stainless ones made with the correct head diameter, do you think anyone would be interested?


no need Cool


djkeev wrote:
I'm pretty good at finding stuff, odds are high you won't find the 16 mm heads in stainless steel.

Dave


pop quiz suckkka Very Happy

https://www.belmetric.com/6mm-slotted-truss-c-563_...13259.html

that's where i got mine


Closest so far with a 15mm head. 👍
So only 1mm (0.040) small.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:56 am    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

I replaced all of the rusty bolts on the luggage rack and the pop top with stainless steel "cheese head" bolts with stainless flat and lock washers and nuts that I purchased from my local full service hardware store.

Are they factory spec? No but I saw no point in living with the nasty rusty original fasteners until I could find an exact replacement (which may not exist).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: Westy luggage rack bolts? Reply with quote

From buslab's description: This pastel white screw, part number 255 070 908F, has multiple applications. We also carry a stainless steel version of this screw.

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dgbeatty wrote:
The part number is 255070908. Buslab has them in stock. https://www.buslab.com/product-p/255070908f.htm


Not in stainless steel, only painted.

Good find though!

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