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    Post  paulboncz Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:19 pm

    To owners of a 1979 Chevrolet Caprice. I have the "CHEVROLET" name plate that attaches on the left side of the radiator grille. It has two odd shaped studs in the back. Can anyone tell me where to find the attaching nuts/retainers for this name plate? I don't have them. Thanks.
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    Post  solo79 Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:43 am

    Welcome to the Forum!!  I've always referred to those as "stupid" nuts.  I used to see them in auto parts stores in the help section, but I haven't looked in a while.  I think they are actually called thread cutting nuts and I've also seen them referred to as capsule nuts or speed nuts.  I can't remember what size the grill emblem takes, but you can get an assortment of them dirt cheap.  Here is one auction I found after a quick search, although the shipping on this one is ridiculous, but you can shop around for a better deal.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dorman-961-330-Thread-Cutting-Nut-Assortment-/231364644694?hash=item35de684f56&item=231364644694&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:24 am

    Two types of fasteners were used. The thread cutting nuts that Solo mentioned which can be purchased at most chain auto parts stores like O'riley or auto zone.
    The second is a speed nut. I don't know why it's called a nut because it's a push-on type fastener. Here's an example: https://www.fastenal.com/web/products/details/37926?searchMode=productSearch&filterByVendingMachine=

    Here's one on one of my spare grills: Radiator Grille Name Plate Img_2012

    I hope this helps.

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    Post  `77Box Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:46 pm

    I have a pair off of the name plate from my 77 caprice grille you can have.
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    Post  GM B-Body Forum Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:28 pm

    You can go to any auto parts store and check the help section for part number 45384, thats an assortment of thread cutting nuts, the same ones that gm used
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