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    Can anyone advise suitable replacement fasteners for the front hatch on my Plus S?

    The current ones are called T-bar hatch fasteners (I think).

    They are stuck solid, the butterfly nuts won’t budge and one snapped today when I was trying to free it.

    I think I need to replace them all but can’t seem to find anyone that sells them.

    Can anyone suggest where I can buy them, or alternatively a different type of fastener that will work?

    Many thanks in advance for any advice.


    Brass ones are available. 

    They are perhaps the wrong size though.  I would remove the fitting and soak it in diesel over night and it may then free off.  You could replace the threaded part with a stainless bolt that is drilled to suit the long pin that holds it in place. The fitting would have to be removed and a bit of precision drilling undertaken.


    Thanks John.  I have contacted Ian Porter and he can supply them.

    They are nearly £1o each though, so I will try soaking the current ones in diesel to see if that frees them up.  Fingers crossed.

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