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cultural infidel
12-02-2017, 12:04 AM
Anyone know what size screws the luggage rack takes? I took mine off 6 years ago and the screws that hold it down to the roof went awol. Went to put it all back on the car tonight and was decently frustrated. Cut new foot pads and everything for it.

cultural infidel
12-02-2017, 05:11 PM
Or are they.... an any sheet metal screw will do type deal?

(S)
12-02-2017, 05:56 PM
Pretty sure they were a phillips, chrome plated, and tapered head. Take the 'leg' to the hardware store and the proper one will sit flush in the hole......

rockne10
12-02-2017, 06:01 PM
Or are they.... an any sheet metal screw will do type deal?Don't know the size but, no doubt they should probably be Phillips oval head stainless screws.68943

Dick Steinkamp
12-02-2017, 09:10 PM
Sean,
Hardware Sales in Bellingham has a big assortment of oval head stainless machine screws as shown by Brad above. Find the size that fits the hole in the roof and the also the device it is securing. On my 63 roof rack I put some silicon sealant on the threads to insure no leak into the headliner.

rockne10
12-02-2017, 09:46 PM
Dick,
Wouldn't they be sheet metal screws, rather than machine screws? I'm under impression machine screws use machine nuts, whereas sheet metal screws do not have the machined thread pitch, and simply grab the sheet metal as anchor. My impression of machine screw: 68945And sheet metal:68946

Dick Steinkamp
12-02-2017, 10:50 PM
Yep...you are right, Brad. Sorry for the confusion.

cultural infidel
12-04-2017, 01:03 PM
Thanks for the info fellas. Will be taking some measurements and hitting up Tacoma Screw one of these days when I get a moment. They are only a few blocks from my shop anyways.

RadioRoy
12-04-2017, 04:46 PM
Make sure they are short so they do not attack the passengers. Any length two threads past the inside of the roof sheet metal is wasted.

Dick Steinkamp
12-04-2017, 06:40 PM
My 63 rack using hardware store fasteners...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/11878982663_35513617be_c.jpg

rockne10
12-04-2017, 07:24 PM
Make sure they are short so they do not attack the passengers. Any length two threads past the inside of the roof sheet metal is wasted.Yep! Be more concerned with the headliner than the passengers. ;) If the headliner doesn't suffer, everybody's happy. :woot:

Jerry Forrester
12-04-2017, 08:20 PM
My 63 rack using hardware store fasteners...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/11878982663_35513617be_c.jpg

Wow Dick. That's some good looking chrome!
Ya'll must have some good platers out there in Washington.

Dick Steinkamp
12-04-2017, 08:51 PM
Wow Dick. That's some good looking chrome!
Ya'll must have some good platers out there in Washington.

The only good one I know...and the one that gets all my work...is in Georgia. :D

rockne10
12-04-2017, 09:02 PM
The only good one I know...and the one that gets all my work...is in Georgia. :DHe DOES have the magic touch. ;)

(S)
12-04-2017, 11:47 PM
Show off! (both of you) :lol: