A Little Money Saving Tip

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sportfan
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A Little Money Saving Tip

Post by sportfan » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:17 pm

If you ever need some of those plastic fasteners ( what I call push pins) that hold various parts of the car together , try Lowes. I picked up two packages at an O'Reilly's the other day that cost $8 and some change. One package had two in it and the other one had four. I later went by Lowes and found in the fastener area about the same item for $4 and change for two packs of two.

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Re: A Little Money Saving Tip

Post by MadFiat » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:21 pm

I've found lots of useful "car" items at Lowes / Home Depot. Always worth a look.

The 36mm thin wall 12 point socket for the hub nut? Can't get it at any auto parts, but Home Depot has it!
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sportfan
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Re: A Little Money Saving Tip

Post by sportfan » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:54 pm

In our small town we have a Lowes, Tractor Supply, and Atwoods. I had to buy a 36mm socket and turn the od down on my mill.

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Re: A Little Money Saving Tip

Post by texanbrit » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:58 pm

That’s great tip. The dealership seems to think those are made of gold
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