Help: Machine Shop in Vancouver BC

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by NT, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. NT

    NT Guest

    Can anyone of my fellow Vancouverites (as in Vancouver BC) suggest a machine
    shop in the downtown Vancouver area that could look after a very small job -
    threading two metric studs - 8mm on one end and 6mm on the other? Thanks
    for any suggestions

    NT, Jul 14, 2005
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    XS11E Guest

    I think most any shop could do that, just check the phone book and call the
    closest one.

    Here's a listing of BC shops:
    XS11E, Jul 14, 2005
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    Bobbie Gill Guest

    I've got an SAE die set at work which won't be much use to you.

    Specific shops I don't know and most shops that I've dealt with don't
    like quoting over the phone, so get your helmet and riding gear on and....
    There's a few machine shops down on Cordova, East of Main and a few more
    down on Powell St. close to Victoria. Oh, and don't forget Granville
    Island, specifically the boat shops, one of the engine shops might be
    able to help out. Come to think of it there's a few machine shops around
    Carter Honda. Take a couple bucks with you and just go door to
    door and you'll be sure to hit upon a shop looking to kill some free
    time for a dollar or two.


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    Bobbie Gill, Jul 14, 2005
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    Hank Guest

    depending on the length of the stud you can purchase 6 - 8mm studs. Have you
    looked at mcmaster carr or maryland metrics (or your local Skidoo shop)?
    Hank, Jul 14, 2005
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    PC Paul Guest

    Have you tried any local fastener dealers? A good dealer should stock
    studs like that.

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    PC Paul, Jul 14, 2005
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    NT Guest

    Hi Hank:

    Thanks for your note. I'm not sure I follow; are 'mcmaster carr or maryland
    metrics' hardware suppliers? Do you have any more specific contact info or
    website info? Let me know. Thanks for your help.

    PS: I've checked a bunch of hardware catalogues that I have at work but it's
    mostly all SAE stuff, very little metric, and nothing in the way of studs
    with different treads on the ends.



    NT, Jul 14, 2005
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    NT Guest

    Hi again Hank:

    I did a quick web search and found both McMaster-Carr and Maryland Metrics,
    it looks like neither one has what I'm looking for (if they do, I couldn't
    find it). Thanks for the suggestion though. I'm going to continue with my
    plan to have an 8mm bolt turned down on one end to 6mm.



    NT, Jul 14, 2005
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