Creating a thread on a metal post? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #1 (permalink)
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Creating a thread on a metal post?

So this is random, but Im scratching my head... trying to find a way to
mount a little mustang badge on my grille, the badge has little metal posts
that arent quite long enough to reach..

Is there something that will put a thread on them so I can put on a nut and
a bracket? I.E. the oposite of drilling and tapping a hole, can i thread a
blank post somehow?

If not, what can I use to bond chromed metal (permanently enough that some
kid wont yank it off)


  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #2 (permalink)
Dinsdale
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Creating a thread on a metal post?

On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 20:46:22 -0400, <japhar> wrote:

>So this is random, but Im scratching my head... trying to find a way to
>mount a little mustang badge on my grille, the badge has little metal posts
>that arent quite long enough to reach..
>
>Is there something that will put a thread on them so I can put on a nut and
>a bracket? I.E. the oposite of drilling and tapping a hole, can i thread a
>blank post somehow?
>
>If not, what can I use to bond chromed metal (permanently enough that some
>kid wont yank it off)
>


You need a die...as in "tap and die set"

However, since those emblems are fairly soft metal, and the post
diameter small, a die might not work.

I've see some emblems held on with a stamped-steel, self-tapping nut
similar to those pictured on this site:
http://www.boltproducts.com/tinnerma...peed-nuts.html
(look a the 'Palnut' models)

DP
Pics of the cars:
http://tinyurl.com/d2q9u
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #3 (permalink)
formoco@sklt.net
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Creating a thread on a metal post?

On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 20:46:22 -0400, <japhar> wrote:

>So this is random, but Im scratching my head... trying to find a way to
>mount a little mustang badge on my grille, the badge has little metal posts
>that arent quite long enough to reach..
>


stop scratching we have enough dandruff ya sand nig
its dirty under that turbin
>Is there something that will put a thread on them so I can put on a nut and
>a bracket? I.E. the oposite of drilling and tapping a hole, can i thread a
>blank post somehow?
>

i bet you shoot blanks ya tard
>If not, what can I use to bond chromed metal (permanently enough that some
>kid wont yank it off)
>


have them removable
the kids will get your paint unless they get them off

ya foctard

h
u
r
c
a
s
t


  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #4 (permalink)
SVTKate
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Creating a thread on a metal post?

What kind of grille do you have?

I have a billet gille on mine.
I put a Cobra emblem in the middle of it.
I used Automotive two sided tape, just like they use to attach the side
emblems, it has held for several years, no problem.
You clean the back really well with alcohol, let it dry.
Over apply it, cut the excess off with a razor blade so that it it trimmed
nicely around the edges of the emblem and stick it on.

BUT my grille IS metal.

The posts are very soft, if you try to thread one, you may have it break
off.
You MIGHT be able to use something like JB weld (or some sort of really good
glue) screws to the back of the emblem
or something like that if the back of the emblem is hollow

<japhar> wrote in message news:tpWdnQWUkNPSNQLfRVn-qQ@giganews.com...
| So this is random, but Im scratching my head... trying to find a way to
| mount a little mustang badge on my grille, the badge has little metal
posts
| that arent quite long enough to reach..
|
| Is there something that will put a thread on them so I can put on a nut
and
| a bracket? I.E. the oposite of drilling and tapping a hole, can i thread a
| blank post somehow?
|
| If not, what can I use to bond chromed metal (permanently enough that some
| kid wont yank it off)
|
|


  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #5 (permalink)
.boB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Creating a thread on a metal post?

japhar wrote:
> So this is random, but Im scratching my head... trying to find a way to
> mount a little mustang badge on my grille, the badge has little metal posts
> that arent quite long enough to reach..
>
> Is there something that will put a thread on them so I can put on a nut and
> a bracket? I.E. the oposite of drilling and tapping a hole, can i thread a
> blank post somehow?
>
> If not, what can I use to bond chromed metal (permanently enough that some
> kid wont yank it off)
>
>


Get a piece of tubing that fit's over the posts, and extends past the post ends
about 1/4". Get a screw (like #10), that is the same diameter as the post, and cut
the head off. The screw should fit in the tube, and the tube should fit over the end
of the post. Use JB Weld to hold it all together. I would even dril a couple of
transverse holes in the tube to allow the JB Weld to spooge out and make a stronger
bond and prevent air pockets.

--
..boB
1997 HD FXDWG - Turbocharged!
2001 Dodge Dakota QC 5.9/4x4/3.92
1966 Mustang Coupe - Daily Driver
1966 FFR Cobra - Ongoing project

  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #6 (permalink)
SVTKate
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Creating a thread on a metal post?

Ohhh Bobby!
You much smart boy!!!


".boB" <bobcowan@access4less.nospam.net> wrote in message
news:429fdf54$0$81630$ec3e2dad@news.usenetmonster.com...
| japhar wrote:
| > So this is random, but Im scratching my head... trying to find a way to
| > mount a little mustang badge on my grille, the badge has little metal
posts
| > that arent quite long enough to reach..
| >
| > Is there something that will put a thread on them so I can put on a nut
and
| > a bracket? I.E. the oposite of drilling and tapping a hole, can i thread
a
| > blank post somehow?
| >
| > If not, what can I use to bond chromed metal (permanently enough that
some
| > kid wont yank it off)
| >
| >
|
| Get a piece of tubing that fit's over the posts, and extends past the
post ends
| about 1/4". Get a screw (like #10), that is the same diameter as the
post, and cut
| the head off. The screw should fit in the tube, and the tube should fit
over the end
| of the post. Use JB Weld to hold it all together. I would even dril a
couple of
| transverse holes in the tube to allow the JB Weld to spooge out and make a
stronger
| bond and prevent air pockets.
|
| --
| .boB
| 1997 HD FXDWG - Turbocharged!
| 2001 Dodge Dakota QC 5.9/4x4/3.92
| 1966 Mustang Coupe - Daily Driver
| 1966 FFR Cobra - Ongoing project
|


  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 00:15   #7 (permalink)
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Creating a thread on a metal post?

Hm, worth a look, thanks!

"Dinsdale" <notnew@this.game> wrote in message
news:r7bv919rgtbgjqg21fp9amr96vk58qvv3f@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 20:46:22 -0400, <japhar> wrote:
>
>>So this is random, but Im scratching my head... trying to find a way to
>>mount a little mustang badge on my grille, the badge has little metal
>>posts
>>that arent quite long enough to reach..
>>
>>Is there something that will put a thread on them so I can put on a nut
>>and
>>a bracket? I.E. the oposite of drilling and tapping a hole, can i thread a
>>blank post somehow?
>>
>>If not, what can I use to bond chromed metal (permanently enough that some
>>kid wont yank it off)
>>

>
> You need a die...as in "tap and die set"
>
> However, since those emblems are fairly soft metal, and the post
> diameter small, a die might not work.
>
> I've see some emblems held on with a stamped-steel, self-tapping nut
> similar to those pictured on this site:
> http://www.boltproducts.com/tinnerma...peed-nuts.html
> (look a the 'Palnut' models)
>
> DP
> Pics of the cars:
> http://tinyurl.com/d2q9u



  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 00:15   #8 (permalink)
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Creating a thread on a metal post?

The grille is billet..

I was going to use tape, except the damn badge is hollow, and has a ton of
curves. JB weld is what the guy said to use, but im not wild about using
superglue on my baby.

"SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
news:UnPne.14674$w21.2342@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> What kind of grille do you have?
>
> I have a billet gille on mine.
> I put a Cobra emblem in the middle of it.
> I used Automotive two sided tape, just like they use to attach the side
> emblems, it has held for several years, no problem.
> You clean the back really well with alcohol, let it dry.
> Over apply it, cut the excess off with a razor blade so that it it trimmed
> nicely around the edges of the emblem and stick it on.
>
> BUT my grille IS metal.
>
> The posts are very soft, if you try to thread one, you may have it break
> off.
> You MIGHT be able to use something like JB weld (or some sort of really
> good
> glue) screws to the back of the emblem
> or something like that if the back of the emblem is hollow
>
> <japhar> wrote in message news:tpWdnQWUkNPSNQLfRVn-qQ@giganews.com...
> | So this is random, but Im scratching my head... trying to find a way to
> | mount a little mustang badge on my grille, the badge has little metal
> posts
> | that arent quite long enough to reach..
> |
> | Is there something that will put a thread on them so I can put on a nut
> and
> | a bracket? I.E. the oposite of drilling and tapping a hole, can i thread
> a
> | blank post somehow?
> |
> | If not, what can I use to bond chromed metal (permanently enough that
> some
> | kid wont yank it off)
> |
> |
>
>



  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 00:15   #9 (permalink)
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Creating a thread on a metal post?

Damn, thats a really good idea.

".boB" <bobcowan@access4less.nospam.net> wrote in message
news:429fdf54$0$81630$ec3e2dad@news.usenetmonster.com...
> japhar wrote:
>> So this is random, but Im scratching my head... trying to find a way to
>> mount a little mustang badge on my grille, the badge has little metal
>> posts that arent quite long enough to reach..
>>
>> Is there something that will put a thread on them so I can put on a nut
>> and a bracket? I.E. the oposite of drilling and tapping a hole, can i
>> thread a blank post somehow?
>>
>> If not, what can I use to bond chromed metal (permanently enough that
>> some kid wont yank it off)

>
> Get a piece of tubing that fit's over the posts, and extends past the
> post ends about 1/4". Get a screw (like #10), that is the same diameter
> as the post, and cut the head off. The screw should fit in the tube, and
> the tube should fit over the end of the post. Use JB Weld to hold it all
> together. I would even dril a couple of transverse holes in the tube to
> allow the JB Weld to spooge out and make a stronger bond and prevent air
> pockets.
>
> --
> .boB
> 1997 HD FXDWG - Turbocharged!
> 2001 Dodge Dakota QC 5.9/4x4/3.92
> 1966 Mustang Coupe - Daily Driver
> 1966 FFR Cobra - Ongoing project
>



  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 00:15   #10 (permalink)
WindsorFox[SS]
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Creating a thread on a metal post?


> ".boB" <bobcowan@access4less.nospam.net> wrote in message
>> Get a piece of tubing that fit's over the posts, and extends past the
>>post ends about 1/4". Get a screw (like #10), that is the same diameter
>>as the post, and cut the head off. The screw should fit in the tube, and
>>the tube should fit over the end of the post. Use JB Weld to hold it all
>>together. I would even dril a couple of transverse holes in the tube to
>>allow the JB Weld to spooge out and make a stronger bond and prevent air
>>pockets.


Hhhhhuh, huhuhuh hhuuh huhh he thaid "spooge", huh huhuhuh....

--
3am is _never_ a good hour for a summoning - a moment of lost
concentration and you've got Nader instead of Nyarlathotep.

Amphetamines are not a good idea either: unsafe at any speed. - Cadbury
Moose
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:55.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.