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Black Plastic Bolt Hole Plugs

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lfc

05-20-2020 03:25:14




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Does anyone know of a source for the black LDPE "T" plugs that Ford used to plug the 5/8-11 threaded holes in the castings? The original ones are from CAPLUGS - I checked with them and there stock models come in red. To get black ones, I would have to order 5000 for roughly $250. Since I only need 28, unless there is a huge demand out there from other YT fans I can't see going that way. I've looked around the internet and find plenty of red ones, but no black ones. Was there ever a Ford part number for these?

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Pete in Holland MI

05-20-2020 13:25:22




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 Re: Black Plastic Bolt Hole Plugs in reply to lfc, 05-20-2020 03:25:14  
Careful. Most of that stuff is polyethylene. Paint won't stick to poly very well if you're thinking about that.



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lfc

05-20-2020 09:19:53




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 Re: Black Plastic Bolt Hole Plugs in reply to lfc, 05-20-2020 03:25:14  
I'd like to stick with plugs to keep the original look if possible. McMaster and all the other places sell red plugs, but finding black ones seems to be nearly impossible.



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flembo

05-20-2020 05:06:05




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 Re: Black Plastic Bolt Hole Plugs in reply to lfc, 05-20-2020 03:25:14  
Try McMaster Carr I have bought black plugs from them in the past but smaller.



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Tom in Mo.

05-20-2020 03:44:26




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 Re: Black Plastic Bolt Hole Plugs in reply to lfc, 05-20-2020 03:25:14  
A Kubota of mine uses black plastic plugs if that helps. Most of my old machines use cork plugs and cork doesn't fall out and takes paint well.



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