A Master hardware Kit For All Your classic BMW projects!
Updated: Sep 2
As a 35 year veteran with these cars (from 2002s and coupes, to E3 bavaria, E30, E24, and E28 models) I've started getting obsessive about fasteners.
I have fancy, tall steel cabinet with drawers and a gazillion compartments in it for storing every fastener I anticipate needing while I work on cars (both professionally and my own vehicles.) It's a magical place where I find things that save my butt during a project, or allow me the peace of mind that comes from installing new fasteners, without worrying about losing the decrepit old ones somewhere in the dark recesses of my garage.
After much thought and decades of experience, I have assembled a Master Fastener Kit that has the majority of items you're likely to need when restoring or working on your car.
Need body nuts to hold your pre 1974 grills in place? They're in there. Exhaust studs? Copper nuts? They're in there. A set of shiny new acorn nuts for the valve cover? You guessed it.... IN THERE! I've even added those slick female wiring harness terminals that "click in" to relay and alternator plug housings with a locking tab. Washers. Nuts. Sheet metal screws for radiator or fender mounting.... all in there as well. I got tired of paying 50 cents or more for every nut I needed at the local hardware store during a project, and I've tried to condense and dial in this kit to serve as a superb "almost everything you'll need" kit for classic BMW home/workshop/garage practicality.
Here's what's in the 700+ piece kit.
(All fasteners are beautifully plated in yellow zinc, unless otherwise noted)
QTY / DESCRIPTION:
20 M5 wave washers (silver)
100 M6 wave washers (silver)
100 M8 wave washers (silver)
40 M10 wave washers (silver)
20 M5 nut (8mm hex) - fit 2002 headlight assembly studs, etc
100 M6 nut (10mm hex)
100 M8 nut (13mm hex)
20 M10 nut (17mm hex)
20 M8 lock nut (13mm hex) 20 M10 lock nut (17mm hex) 20 M8 intake nut (12mm hex) - 12mm for tight spots - Just like the originals! 10 M6 acorn nut (10mm hex) - ideal for valve covers, etc
10 6.5x16 sheet metal screw w washer (10mm hex) - fenders, radiator, etc
10 4.8x16 sheet metal screw w washer (8mm hex) - undertrays, misc
20 M8 Copper exhaust nuts (12mm hex) (Copper coated)
10 M10 Copper exhaust nuts (14mm hex) (Copper coated)
4 M14 lock nut (22mm hex) - suspension
4 M16 lock nut (24mm hex) - suspension
8 M12 nut (19mm hex) - suspension
12 32mm exhaust stud (8x1.25 thread) (black Oxide finish)
8 body nut 4.8mm trim, early headlight grilles, interior panels, undertrays
8 body nut 6.5mm radiator, fenders, etc
8 body nut 4.2mm interior trim panels
30 female electrical connectors w locking tab (silver)
"M5,6,8,10,12,14,16" etc, refer to the fastener diameter in millimeters.
All fasteners are coarse thread as used by BMW.