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  1. #1
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    Screws for body attachment, for 1/32 and 1/24 scale

    Hi, My questions are: what is the size of the screws, that have some times been used to attach bodies to the chassis of 1/32 and 1/24 scale slot cars. I have some older slot cars that need those screws, and I cannot find them for sale at my local hardware store. I suspect then I will have to find them on line, but I need to know what size to search for. By the way, if you know of a sources for these screws,would you share that info with me also?
    Thank you!

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    Flywelder, if you post this request on the HRW (Home Racing World) bbs too, you're apt to receive quicker answers.
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  3. #3
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    Many would be #2 Pan head self tapping (sheetmetal) screws. Small sizes are hard to find, and many #2s strip out. I ended up using #4 size in my Whisperjet rental cars years ago.
    Ace Hardware or McMaster Carr could/should have them.
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    Yep, number 2 self tappers work great

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