Posted on: July 27, 2016

by Gary Moore in the December 2007 RootesReview:

There was a thread on the Tiger list about loose tonneau studs and how to make them tight.

Club member Gary Moore responded that there is a product called “RivNut” which can be used. It is installed like a pop rivet but is a nut pocket. Harbor Freight carries them with an installation tool and instructions.

Another suggestion is to use a small dab of JB Weld on the threads. This will secure the studs and they will never come out. JB Weld is a two part epoxy that hardens like steel, can be drilled and tapped. Make sure you wipe of any excess while it’s still wet.

These remedies will also work on the lift-the-dot studs.

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