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You'll need a shed load of bolts, make friends with your local stockist.

I recently bought, for a Series 3 88" that I'm converting to Metric stainless fittings where possible:

M6 x 20mm through 60mm

M8 x 20mm through 80mm

M10 x 25mm through 80mm

I got about 50 of each to start with, but am running out of some sizes. There are also plenty of other sizes of which you will only need a few. Bulkhead-to-chassis for example, M12 x 180 I believe.

Bear in mind that some things will need to be high tensile, the bolts that hold on the axles for example, while a lot of others do now. The fixings holding the floors down, the roof up etc can be stainless. Generally a good guide is the part numbers, have a look at this site:


From that you can work out what size a bolt is, and whether it needs to be high tensile.

Hope that helps

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Gearbox and engine mount rubbers, maybe brake pipes, and fuel lines. I'm having all the little brackety doo-hickeys galvanised by a local firm, for not a lot, and depending on how far you want to go, you could always galv the footwells etc.

Have a look at Si Whites build thread for ideas.


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