Source for hollow bolts?

signbrad

Member
Has anybody seen these in the US?

Stainless hollow screws.

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signbrad

Member
what are you using them for?

Cheap hanger for wire cable. To hang a cable from, say, the flange of a beam. If I use a cap nut or acorn nut with a hole drilled in it on the bottom side, it could have a finished look, too.

Maybe not worth the trouble. We use kits, now: A cable with fittings at both ends.
 

signbrad

Member
Check eBay. What do you use these for? I couldn't follow what you were explaining but am curious.
I thought of using these as one way to mount hanging signs with thin cable (wire rope), using the hollow bolt as an anchor at the top end of the cable. I may use the drill press to make a couple of prototypes. I can post a picture. Of course, it may not be practical.
 

OhioSigns

Member
Not sure about stainless but titanium ones are used on sprint cars in the racing world if you can find a racing dealer near you that deals with sprint car stuff.
 

JBurton

Signtologist
Not sure about stainless but titanium ones are used on sprint cars in the racing world if you can find a racing dealer near you that deals with sprint car stuff.
What are they used for there? It would definitely help if we can determine what these are actually called.
 

OhioSigns

Member
I've seen racers chuck them up in lathes and run a drill through them if you can't find any. I'm not completely sure that titanium ones are available as gun drilled, I know I've seen them with just the head scalloped out to save a bit of weight. Like the ones JBurton posted the steel ones are available as hallow bolts though.
 
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