Metric hardware sources?

Brett Dikeman brett at
Thu Sep 16 13:01:05 EDT 2004

At 12:01 PM -0400 9/16/04, Jonathan Monetti wrote:
>Where do you guys get your hardware?

McMaster-Carr, Home Depot, Maryland Metric(most extensive), and the 
local hardware store which actually has a very decent amount of on etc.  I meant to use a lot of SS hardware when i did my 
radiator, but in the interests of time I just sprayed each fastener 
with Boeshield once it was assembled.

>I've been looking for sources for harware--especially hardened (10.9, 12.9),
>black oxide bolts & nylocks for suspension components--with little luck.

Best bet there is probably Maryland Metric or McMaster.

McMaster's catalog pages do a very good job of explaining materials, 
benefits of different designs, etc on many items, ranging from sheets 
of aluminum to bearings to clamps to hardware bits.  A layman such as 
myself who doesn't know the first thing about bearings could walk up 
to their page on bearings and come away with the right one for the 
job.  I've always been impressed with the amount of information 

I think Maryland Metric probably has the most extensive range of 
sizes and grades.

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