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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 19, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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missing nut

I am trying to put the traction control rod back on my 67 Camaro. Nut insert or whatever they call them is missing in the frame for the front bracket. No way can get a regular nut on the bolt. Any idea exactly what it is called and where can I get one. Can I get away without using that bolt location and just use the 2 floor bolts.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 19, 05:06 PM
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Re: missing nut

A "rivnut" should work https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rivet-nuts-...YAAOSwfk9bX3mO What size hole is in the frame rail ? I would NOT recommend using the radius rod with just the 2 pan bolts.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 19, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: missing nut

Looks like those take a special tool to install, and looks like the tool is pretty expensive as in about 275.00.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 19, 09:46 PM
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Re: missing nut

No, I've never did any larger than 1/4", but it just takes a standard nut and bolt. I presume it'd work for larger sizes. Check YouTube.

That's the first vid that came up. You can check others...

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Re: missing nut

This is the nutsert tool I use and i've done as big as 3/8", mostly 1/4" & 5/16" but 3/8" is doable
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/w...SABEgJVpvD_BwE

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 19, 09:20 AM
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Re: missing nut

You can insert a rivnut without the tool using a bolt and flat washers.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 19, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: missing nut

Thanks all, have some on the way. Hopefully can get one in, then the next problem will be the drivers side. Back in the day GM recommended 2 bars left and right. Don't remember just what i did for the front bracket, but do remember had a 1/4 in steel plate on top of the floor for reinforcement, probably overkill, Been trying to find a LH Firebird bracket, but no luck so far to see if that works. Thinking that I just used the floor bolts at that time.
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