Re: [DML] Modified Trailing Arms For 1/2" Bolts
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Re: [DML] Modified Trailing Arms For 1/2" Bolts



I have some aircraft titanium, if you want to pay ;-)  Not really worth it i 
my opinion.  Wouldn't have to repace them ever again.  The car would be gone 
in 200 years but the Bolts would still be there..  Just throwing my 2 cents 
in.

Jon
2173


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Gutkowski" <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Modified Trailing Arms For 1/2" Bolts


> M12 cap screws are boggo standard and dirt cheap also. Unfortunately they 
> tend to be only blackened not plated.
>
> Martin
>
> Sent from my BlackBerry®
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "content22207" <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sender: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:58:46
> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Modified Trailing Arms For 1/2" Bolts
>
> Grade 9+ bolts can be purchased very affordably. Even Grade 12.9's are 
> less than $12 apiece.
>
> I do not understand why certain owners are criticizing my latest 
> modification, when by the numbers the bolts I am considering are 
> *STRONGER*, both tensile and yield, than bolts sold by any of the vendors.
>
> Fastenal's imported bolts are less desirable in my book than Made in USA 
> Bowmalloys or Lawsons, if for no other reason than because they are 
> undercutting domestic manufacturing. But then again, Fastenal has taken so 
> much heat over using foreign suppliers that they probably are watching 
> them very closely. If I do end up using Fastenals, I will still continue 
> my quest for a pair of 200,000 lbs bolts.
>
> Toby's bolts are indeed nice, but they have been NLA for nearly a decade 
> now.
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, stevedmc@... wrote:
>>
>> Back in 2000 a meatball sandwich at Subway cost $1.99.  I know this 
>> because I was a poor kid just finishing high school.
>>
>> Today the same sanwhich costs $3.49. I know this because I am poor white 
>> trash.
>>
>> Based on the laws of subology a set of "Toby TABs" should cost about 
>> $131.532663 today.
>>
>> It would be silly for anyone to think they should still cost $75 for a 
>> set.
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Feb 7, 2012, at 22:51, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
>>
>> > Toby's TABs were heat treated Inconel 718 - you won't easily find that
>> > esp for the price
>> >
>> > Martin
>> >
>> > On 07/02/2012 20:01, content22207 wrote:
>> >> I've got Toby's bolts in #5939. Paid $75 for the pair at the time.
>> >>
>> >> There is a company in your part of the world that advertises itself as 
>> >> an Inconel 718 specialist: 
>> >> http://www.lightningboltandsupply.com/alloys-inconel-718.html
>> >> I may contact them just to see what they can do. Toby claimed at the 
>> >> time that his Inconel 718 bolts were nearly 220,000 lbs tensile 
>> >> strength, 200,000 lbs yield strength, but Inconel 718 bar stock does 
>> >> not come up that high in online searches. He included a lab test sheet 
>> >> with his bolts, but mine is long gone (anybody save theirs?).
>> >>
>> >> Bill Robertson
>> >> #5939
>> >
>> >
>> >
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