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Old 07-18-2020, 02:55 PM
riobison riobison is offline
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Default Complete kits of assorted hardware of nuts, bolts, screws etc for our normally used c

Through the years I have been doing ok but Iím trying to improve on my inventory and now Iím going to be a lot further from a local supply.

Iím looking for suggestions on who may carry for sale the most complete kits of assorted hardware of nuts, bolts, screws etc for our normally used consumables?

Flying a RV-4

Any suggestions?


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Old 07-18-2020, 04:19 PM
John Owen John Owen is offline
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Default Me too

I would be interested, as well.

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Old 07-18-2020, 05:57 PM
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I have always added a few of this and a few of that on ever order when building and now doing maintenance as well. Shipping cost from Vans and Spruce are very high (spoiled by amazon prime) so adding some hardware seemed like a good idea. I hated waiting a week to get one bolt I was missing. I now have a great collection of most stuff.

Other tips is I bought and planned a big enough hardware container/system early on that allowed me to “fill in” sizes and grips. I did this because I took everything out of the hardware bags when I got my kits and organized them into the little hardware drawers.

I guess this really does not help the OP question but may help others still ordering and building.
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:52 PM
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I bought 5 of these when I started building and sorted all my rivets, screws, and fasteners in the bins labeled with a label maker. All are placed in order by item type and progressive size. Whenever I run low on an item, I make a running list of what I need to replenish and place an order when I am almost out of an item to save on shipping. If I need washers, I order a bag of 100 for the discount. I generally do not re-use small fasteners and replace with new shiny ones in final assembly. I throw the used ones in a separate bin to sort through in an emergency, or to use for other projects.
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:39 AM
Red Mtn flyer Red Mtn flyer is offline
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50 yrs wrenching, I'm still dealing with this. I currently have every AN fitting there is - EXCEPT the one I need today, and $1ks of hardware inventory. At least once a week, I'm asking around the airport for the one thingie I need, or having somebody come by asking for their absent thingie...
Long way of saying: make up a list of what you use, go to Wicks or Spruce and splurge on yourself.
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:33 AM
riobison riobison is offline
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Default Hardware and stuff

I still keep a running list, buy more than I need, keep the stuff that I remove if its still in decent shape and put it into an emergency can. Cant help but keep thinking that there must be a better way.

AC Spruce does have some kits listed

but I'm not sure if this is the answer.................

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