Metric hardware sources?

Jonathan Monetti jmone3036 at
Thu Sep 16 14:00:41 EDT 2004

Thanks Brett (et al)

I've got the Multistandard Catalog (actually weighs more than McMaster!).
One issue is cost (Multi prefers that you order larger amounts, otherwise it
can get a little pri$ey), and the other is the time I spend determining the
right fastener for the right job.  Audi parts desk dude I am not.

How I wish there were more HW kits available for specific jobs (like
suspension rebuilds...Blau sells one, but it's 90 beans, and if I'm buying
HW, I like to have spares).  I spoke to Eagle Day (, who is
a Porsche specialist; they indicated they might be interested in creating
OEM-equivalent HW kits for Audi.  If anything comes of that, I'll let the
list know.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett Dikeman [mailto:brett at]
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 1:01 PM
> To: Jonathan Monetti; Quattro at Audifans. Com
> Subject: Re: Metric hardware sources?
> 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
> provided...
> I think Maryland Metric probably has the most extensive range of
> sizes and grades.
> Brett
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