Wing nut for top bracket hold down

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Matt
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Wing nut for top bracket hold down

Post by Matt » January 12th, 2020, 6:13 am

I have a 1929 open cab AA, I need to know if the wing nut that screws into the hold down is chrome or painted.

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Matt

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Re: Wing nut for top bracket hold down

Post by Hayslip » January 13th, 2020, 5:57 am

There is a factory photo of a 76B open cab on the club web sight. Everything seems to be black. I realize it's a different cab, but this is a TRUCK. Ford didn't go crazy over details such as this. My advise: unless there is a judging standard for this item , save your money and keep it black or unpainted.
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Re: Wing nut for top bracket hold down

Post by Neil Wilson » January 13th, 2020, 8:51 pm

Hayslip wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 5:57 am
There is a factory photo of a 76B open cab on the club web sight. Everything seems to be black. I realize it's a different cab, but this is a TRUCK. Ford didn't go crazy over details such as this. My advise: unless there is a judging standard for this item , save your money and keep it black or unpainted.
I zoomed in on the original 29.1 MB original of that photo. The referenced winged screw (not nut) appears dark. So, most likely it was painted black. I am guessing the vendors are selling chrome plated winged screws. So, for originally, the repro part would need to be blasted/painted. And, yes, this is a 76-B open cab.
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Matt
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Re: Wing nut for top bracket hold down

Post by Matt » January 14th, 2020, 2:54 am

Thank you for your input, I'm trying to build a fine point AA and sometimes the reproduction parts are not the right finish for a truck.

Matt

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Re: Wing nut for top bracket hold down

Post by 1crosscut » January 14th, 2020, 5:15 pm

Muratic acid / water mix at 50% solution will remove the chrome plating very quickly. I use this mixture to take the plating off of nuts, bolts, washers etc... to make them more easily painted.
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Matt
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Re: Wing nut for top bracket hold down

Post by Matt » January 15th, 2020, 3:41 am

Thanks, I will try that.
Matt

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