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    paulboncz
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    Radiator Grille Name Plate

    Post  paulboncz on Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:19 pm

    To owners of a 1979 Chevrolet Caprice. I have the "CHEVROLET" name plate that attaches on the left side of the radiator grille. It has two odd shaped studs in the back. Can anyone tell me where to find the attaching nuts/retainers for this name plate? I don't have them. Thanks.
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    Re: Radiator Grille Name Plate

    Post  solo79 on Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:43 am

    Welcome to the Forum!!  I've always referred to those as "stupid" nuts.  I used to see them in auto parts stores in the help section, but I haven't looked in a while.  I think they are actually called thread cutting nuts and I've also seen them referred to as capsule nuts or speed nuts.  I can't remember what size the grill emblem takes, but you can get an assortment of them dirt cheap.  Here is one auction I found after a quick search, although the shipping on this one is ridiculous, but you can shop around for a better deal.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dorman-961-330-Thread-Cutting-Nut-Assortment-/231364644694?hash=item35de684f56&item=231364644694&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr


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    Re: Radiator Grille Name Plate

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:24 am

    Two types of fasteners were used. The thread cutting nuts that Solo mentioned which can be purchased at most chain auto parts stores like O'riley or auto zone.
    The second is a speed nut. I don't know why it's called a nut because it's a push-on type fastener. Here's an example: https://www.fastenal.com/web/products/details/37926?searchMode=productSearch&filterByVendingMachine=

    Here's one on one of my spare grills:

    I hope this helps.

    btw, welcome to the forum!


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    Re: Radiator Grille Name Plate

    Post  `77Box on Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:46 pm

    I have a pair off of the name plate from my 77 caprice grille you can have.
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    Re: Radiator Grille Name Plate

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:28 pm

    You can go to any auto parts store and check the help section for part number 45384, thats an assortment of thread cutting nuts, the same ones that gm used


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