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#1 Machine

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:48 PM

Anyone use them and can you recommend a place in oz to buy em? They worth it? Seem to be a damn good idea.

 

Wrong speeling Cleco

 

Cheers, Mark.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

The guys use them everyday in the Sheet Metal W/shop. No idea where they are buying them from. Prob expensive as Aviation grade. 



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:27 PM

1/8" 20 pack and pliers $40 on Bullant Performance website. Trouble is no stock atm.

 

Extra 40 Pack is $48

 

So not too expensive for what they are imo.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:56 PM

Bullant just got back to me; they will have stock next week. Good response time and prices as good as any i have found on ebay etc. Aussie company too.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:49 PM

https://bullantperfo...m.au/18-clecos/



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 10:11 AM

What do they do that a bolt and nut can't? I've never seen one in the flesh so I really don't know. Are they reusable? 



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:14 AM

Laurie

 

They are like a temporary rivet.

Totally re usable.

You pick the size hole you want. use the appropriate cleco.

It holds the 2 panels together with good force.

You use special pliers to insert and remove.

Lots quicker than using screws and nuts to hold things together.

They are a brilliant idea.



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:18 AM

Reusable, allow access or fastening from only one side meaning you don't need assess to the back of the panel, say something like a cavity, or somewhere you can't reach out far enough to hold a nut, only a second to fit, smaller hole than the bolt method, smaller hole than most typical self drilling screws.



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:50 AM

Melomotive Central coast NSW 



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 12:59 PM

I have been watching a lot of car resto shows on Foxtel and they all use em; took me awhile to find out what they were.  Getting some for sure.



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Posted 25 November 2018 - 09:57 AM

I see that Glen has been using them in his LX GTR Hatch thread. Would half a dozen of the 1/8 ones hold something like a quarter panel or is it worth while getting bigger ones like 1/4?



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:59 AM

1/8 will be fine for holding the quarter panel.

They hold on very strongly.

It is a powerful spring that is in the things.

Buy at least 10.

Once you use them you will wonder how you ever did without them.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:31 PM

As promised Ash got back to me; Cleco's back in stock. Very good service from Bullant Performance. Got my business.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:30 PM

Ordered at 10.00am; in the post by 1pm same day. Big thumbs up.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:25 AM

I've used Clecos for about 25 years now.

 

Wouldn't be without them.

 

Make sure you order the special pliers for them or you'll be screwed.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

I've used Clecos for about 25 years now.

 

Wouldn't be without them.

 

Make sure you order the special pliers for them or you'll be screwed.

Yep came as a set of 20 and pliers; ordered an extra 20 on top.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:39 PM

Yep came as a set of 20 and pliers; ordered an extra 20 on top.

You'll probably end up like most of us, with multiples of a few different sizes, for different size rivets.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:25 AM

Ordered mine from Bullant 9 days ago, and they arrived at my door this morning. Good service.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:55 PM

Just ordered a set for myself, Ive always used screws in the past but been meaning to give these a try



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:21 PM

Tell em i sent ya's all i might get a discount next time :D






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