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djdawg

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Can't find this piece of hardware - help Fri, 05/3/13 9:37 AM (permalink)
Hey everyone.... I'm having a tough time finding this little piece of hardware that I need for my icebox. Local big box hardware stores don't carry it. The "catch" part of the clasp seems unique since it sits on top. I'm sure it's something I can order online but I've googled every word I can think of that will take me there with no luck...




 
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    6star

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    Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Fri, 05/3/13 2:56 PM (permalink)
    Have you checked this place out?  They seem to have a really wide variety (literally hundreds) of clasps, some that might be able to be bent so you could use them.
    http://www.thehardwarehut.com/
     
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      chefbuba

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      Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Fri, 05/3/13 4:01 PM (permalink)
       
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        THE WILD DOG

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        Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Sat, 05/4/13 5:02 AM (permalink)
        also search for suitcase latch
         
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          djdawg

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          Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Sat, 05/4/13 9:46 AM (permalink)
          So I found something really similar at my local kind- of-specialty hardware store except the "catch" is not at a 90 degree angle... I'm starting to think they bought a reg one and bent it... Good call 6 star! I bought a couple.... I'll see if I can bend them tomorrow without breaking it. The ice cream trike should be nearly complete by this weekend! Waiting on logo to be finished so I can get some signs made.
           
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            THE WILD DOG

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            Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Sat, 05/4/13 10:48 PM (permalink)
            give me a day, I actually think I have 2 of these.. I had a lid made for my fryer and they gave me these clasps.. I think it may be what you are looking for. I';ll take a pic and if it is, they are yours.
             
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              djdawg

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              Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Sun, 05/5/13 1:42 PM (permalink)
              Oh cool... Thanks wild dog! I'm going to send u a pm...
               
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                djdawg

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                Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Mon, 05/6/13 1:41 AM (permalink)
                Well I tried to bend a non 90 degree piece of hardware and it didn't work so I'm definitely interested in that part Wild Dog.....
                 
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                  djdawg

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                  Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Tue, 05/14/13 10:20 AM (permalink)
                  Getting there!  Progress....
                   

                   
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                    sillydogz

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                    Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Tue, 05/14/13 9:12 PM (permalink)
                    looks slick! how's it balance out for weight? will you be hauling a wheelie around town once its full? haha
                     
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                      djdawg

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                      Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Wed, 05/15/13 12:42 AM (permalink)
                      Ha Sillydogz...funny you should mention that!  I didn't think it was going to be a problem....my sis tried to tell me that it would.  You can't see it but there is a support bar pretty far back underneath the box.
                       
                      Having said that, it will get tippy.  I'll try and load it as far forward as possible but I started designing a kickstand of sorts today.  Of course when I'm on the trike, no worries.  I'm designing it so I can kick it down as I'm getting off the trike...hope it will work!  I'll keep you posted!
                       
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                        Foodbme

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                        Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Wed, 05/15/13 2:39 AM (permalink)
                        I see you have the most important part-------------THE BELL!!!
                         
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                          Foodbme

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                          Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Wed, 05/15/13 2:39 AM (permalink)
                          I see you have the most important part-------------THE BELL!!!
                           
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                            djdawg

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                            Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Wed, 05/15/13 11:58 AM (permalink)
                            Ha...gotta have bells!  I have an actual ice cream bell (4 bells in a row attached to a metal strap) on order but the company that makes them is having a problem with their riveting machine so hopefully they will get here before I hit the streets.  They are a true ice cream bell and I think...not positive...but I think they always ring based on movement so I'll be bell ringing freak!  ha ha
                             
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                              brickboo

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                              Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Wed, 05/15/13 4:27 PM (permalink)
                              Kevin,
                              Put a 1000 lb barbell across the handle-bars or hang 50 or so lbs of hot dogs off the handle-bars. Lol!
                              Couldn't pass this up!
                               
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                                BobbyVang

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                                Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Wed, 05/15/13 7:14 PM (permalink)
                                How is it powered? Or is it just ice?  Also let me know once you fire it up if it makes decent money. I saw a few hispanics do that cart around downtown here. 
                                <message edited by BobbyVang on Wed, 05/15/13 7:15 PM>
                                 
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                                  djdawg

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                                  Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Thu, 05/16/13 12:30 AM (permalink)
                                  Yeah!  hot dogs on the handle bars!  Ha ha...
                                   
                                  Will Do Bobby...I think it should do pretty well.  Dry ice will keep things cold...I've lined the inside with foam board and have weatherstripping around all of the hatches.  This week I'll do some testing...actually buy some dry ice and some ice cream and see how things go...I'm a bit nervous!
                                   
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                                    jcheese

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                                    Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Thu, 05/16/13 4:04 PM (permalink)
                                    You could put a fat monkey on the handle bars and teach him to make change.
                                     
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                                      Tristan225

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                                      Re:Can't find this piece of hardware - help Thu, 05/16/13 10:11 PM (permalink)
                                      OK- I'll do that, but I'M NOT PEDDLING THAT THING !
                                      jcheese


                                      You could put a fat monkey on the handle bars and teach him to make change.


                                       
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