I am now selling these 303 stainless steel standoff nuts for use under the dash of the 1947-55 1st series Chevy pickups. If you have ever taken out the dash gauges or radio speaker plates on one of these trucks, you know the frustration of trying to get to the tiny 10-32 hex nuts holding these gauges and speaker plates in place. First, you have to be on your back on the floor of the cab, then you have to try to find the studs while contorting your body under the dash. Once you do find the studs, you need to get a nut driver or ratchet on to them while trying to maneuver around the firewall brace. This is one of the most frustrating jobs I encounter when working on these pickups! I absolutely hate having to remove the gauges because these nuts are so difficult to deal with.
The Solution to making this job more manageable:
#10-32 x 1″, 3/8″ Female Hex Standoff, 303 Stainless Steel
Throw the original dash nuts away and replace them with these nuts when you reinstall the gauges or dash trim plates! Believe me, you will thank me the next time you have to remove these items! You can start these nuts by hand and easily reach them to tighten them up with a small 3/8″ wrench or socket. You can even just screw them down hand-tight if you don’t want to mess with a wrench.
I sell these for $3 each plus shipping. (I know, they are expensive, but they are stainless steel and well worth the money)
I use 10 of these on 47-53 Chevy pickups, 8 for the gauges and 2 for the hard to reach area next to the ashtray. You can even use them for all of the studs under the dash, but these 10 studs are the most difficult to access, so order at least 10 of them. 1954-55 1st series pickups use 3 per gauge.
You can order these by contacting me through my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (541) 405-8286.