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Subject: Need help finding a special small pins, or someone who can make them.

Date: 11/22/02 at 2:08 PM
Posted by: Michael Crolwey
E-mail: nrt@nrtmodels.com
Message Posted:

I've spent the past 3 years off an on looking for a source of some very small pins.

These are basically just small nails, sans the pointed end.

The diameter of the shaft is approx .025", with a round, but flat head on it approx .050 - .060 in diameter.

I found them once about a year ago at a local hobby shop, and bought a pack. When i bought them, I assumed they were a standard item, and didn't save the packaging. When i went back to purchase them again, they didn't know what I was talking about... They tried to re-order them, and searched everywhere to no avail... I think they were mfg'd by a german company, but i don't know for sure.

I use them for race car replicas for suspension pieces, and they are a vital part of the cars. I currently make my own pins by simply placing some .025" styrene plastic rod onto a hot plate, and melting a 'head', then clipping it off. They are time consuming to make, and I'd like to find a source of them.

If i can make them at home on a hotplate, they shouldn't be TOO hard to manufacture.

Does anyone out there have any idea how I could go about having them made? If i was to have to mfg'd for me, i'd like them make of aluminum, brass, copper or similar metal for added strength.

i've tried a few rivet companies, and they told me they were way too small to make.. so i'm stuck.

I'd appreciate any help anyone might be able to give me.

Please email me your responses at:

nrt@nrtmodels.com

Michael Crowley
No Right Turn Replicas
www.nrtmodels.com



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