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Slot head screws source

Post by otrcman » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:02 pm

There was a comment on one of the other threads commenting favorably on Don Booth's use of authentic slot head screws. I quite agree.

Here is a supplier that is a good source of slot heads. I have no association with them apart from being a satisfied customer:

Restoration Supply Company
15182 Highland Valley Rd #B
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 741-4014

A number of years ago I ordered a bunch of interior trim screws and dimpled washers (not a T). After hanging up the phone I realized that I hadn't verified that the screws were for sure slot head. So I called back, identified myself, and asked the question. They nice lady replied, "We...don't....sell....anything....but....slot.... head....screws." Needless to say, I never asked that question again.

Everything I've ever bought from them has been first class.


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Re: Slot head screws source

Post by TMiller6 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:29 pm

Fortunately my local True Value hardware has two aisles devoted to inch and metric fasteners including many slotted screws. Every time I go there, I thank them for stocking the old stuff. They tell me I’m not the only one saying this.

In the rare cases where they don’t have what I need, there’s also Mc Master-Carr who often ship the same day.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:38 pm

Fortunately my local True Value hardware has two aisles devoted to inch and metric fasteners including many slotted screws.

You're very lucky to have a real hardware store. We used to have one, but people voted with their dollars to get rid of it in favor of the overpriced chain store that often sends me to the internet to find what I want.
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Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:39 pm

Its good to know the owner of the harware store. He has went in the back more than once and emerged with what I needed from discontinued stock. He can also order anything I need without a shipping charge if I can wait till delivery day.

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Post by Mark Nunn » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:00 pm

Another source with no minimum order quantity is

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Post by critterpainter » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:06 pm

Danforth Screw and Nut I believe they are in Washington state. Yes they have a website
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Re: Slot head screws source

Post by PDGx » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:07 am

A pretty good catalog of other speciality parts as well.

Anyone have other specialty parts catalog links like this one ?

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Post by R.V.Anderson » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:22 am

Over the course of my many years' work with early coils for the T and for horseless carriages, I have very often run into the need for obsolete screws, both head style and thread. Having runs of each thread is prohibitively costly, as they run the gamut from #4-48 to #10-56, so what I did was to have a run of old-style fillister head "blanks" made. The blanks have the correct obsolete style high, slotted head, but no thread, and are 1-1/2" long, so I can put whatever thread I need on them and cut them to length. I had them done because I had an immediate need for screws of two different threads for the 1907 Heinze coils used on the Ford Model R, and it was gut-wrenchingly expensive, but one run covers whatever #8 brass fillister head screws I need, and if anyone else needs some I can supply them. A run of #6 blanks is being contemplated now. If I win the lottery, anyway. :lol:
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Post by frontyboy » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:28 pm

McMaster Carr has all sizes of slotted head screws in all threads. I will mention that Restoration supply is way more expensive than Mc Master so I have made them my go to supplier. Mc Master will sell individual pieces or by the box. They also have stainless, brass, and steel fasteners. Go on line and compare prices of McMasters and Restoration supply and you will be quite surprised at the price differences between the 2 suppliers.


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Post by MHSprecher » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:25 pm

A good thread (LOL). Is there a listing of the screws needed for a Model T? I guess they vary by year and body style, but it would be a great reference.

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Post by varmint » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:42 pm

I do not remember where I got these from, probably a thread on here.
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Re: Slot head screws source

Post by RustyFords » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:30 pm

I've bought from Blacksmith Bolt a couple times and have been pleased.

Here's a link to their website.
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