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Need a nut for these lights ? Help



I bought these lights off a member on here, I am not trying to make them look bad or anything, its just I got these lights and I am missing the mounting nut on one. I tryed Home Depot, Lowes, and a local hardware store. I actiaully took the light in with me. It looks like it is a goofy metric size. Maybe a 12 mm fine tread. Anyway can anyone help me ? The metal treaded shaft is basicly like a carriage bolt but with a hole down the length of it for the wires to come out of. If anyone can identify the manufacturer so I can contact them that would be nice. Or does anyone know where I can get another light or two just like these so I can just use this one for parts when I break one.

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go to an auto store. they have lots of metric sizes. atleast where i live
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All this fuss over a nut? Go to Home Depot/Lowes/Osh/Miners/Auto stores/specialty bolt places.
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Trent, stop speed reading! The man wrote, he tried the usual places, but they didn't have what he needed. If you don't live too far from Fletch, maybe you can check out one of those places by him.
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What it might be is like the threads on the hollow tubes in lamps and things like that. I'd try a different tack and look in the electrical section. That kind of tubing is often there as replacement stuff at home stores. Not sure what nuts and so on are available.

Also, there are some piping types with fine thread like that. Check plumbing/piping as well.
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Hey never thought about the local auto parts stores,

Hey Fletch any place in particalar by you come to mind ? Since you have more lights then anybody else.
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I went to napa and advanced auto's. they had all kinds of metric stuff
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Trent, stop speed reading! The man wrote, he tried the usual places, but they didn't have what he needed. If you don't live too far from Fletch, maybe you can check out one of those places by him.
I wasn't and I did see it, but hardware stores WILL have it. I've had to go to a couple to find things before, but I'm using like 8" hardened grade 8, and I can still find them.
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I wasn't and I did see it, but hardware stores WILL have it. I've had to go to a couple to find things before, but I'm using like 8" hardened grade 8, and I can still find them.
well you are wrong because hardware stores did NOT have it, I thought the purpose of this site was to ask questions and get help,

if anyone cares I got it from salvos.

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