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TheHokieHoopty 10-24-2005 07:53 PM

Window Screws
Ok, so I'm new to this forum and a very recent shortbus purchaser. 1988 Wayne Chevy G30 van conversion. Here's the question. The screws holding the aluminum window frames in are pretty rusted and looking not so nice. I removed one and took it to the local mecca of all things screw related - McFeelys. Unfortunately they didn't have one that matched. It appears to be a #12 x 3/4" sheet metal screw with very fine threads and truss head. Anyone have any resources for these in aluminum or ss? I can find them about the right size with the truss head but they appear to have coarser threads. I guess it would be fine to substitute the new ones with coarse threads? Thanks.

busone 10-24-2005 11:46 PM

You might check out these guys. They have screws.

TheHokieHoopty 10-25-2005 07:52 AM

Thanks Busone. I had previously checked those guys out and the only truss head screws they offer are plated. They don't have any aluminum or ss. I did some google searches and checked out several hardware/screw stores but with no luck. I thought maybe these were something specific to buses. Looks like I may be trying out some alternatives. Thanks again.

Firearm 10-25-2005 02:31 PM

Buy a slightly larger thread size and a tap for the course threads. It doesn't take long to drill and rethread the holes and put in the new screws. Might save a lot of time searching.

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