Front-Mounting Nut Retainers

Front-Mounting Nut Retainers

Front-Mounting Nut Retainers are quickly tipped into the mounting hole from the front side and drifted into locked position behind the panel with a simple awl-like tool. Their spring legs provide spring tension to hold the retainers in bolt-receiving position and allow slight lateral movement to compensate for possible hole misalignment. Blind assembly costs are cut in half with these fasteners.

Blind assembly costs are cut in half with these Front-Mounting Nut Retainers. They are quickly tipped into the mounting hole from the front side and drifted into locking position behind the panel with a simple awl-like tool. Two wing-like spring legs at either side of the captive nut provide spring tension to hold the retainers in bolt-receiving position and allow slight lateral movement to compensate for possible hole misalignment. A shallow emboss allows flush mounting of mating panels.

Applied after the painting and welding of panels, they eliminate masking or retapping operations due to paint clogging or weld flash. Quick removal is accomplished with a reversal of the assembly method and is possible without damage to the part or panel. Front-