Specialty fastener challenged

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  1. jasonwthompson

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    I apologize if this is not the proper place to post this. I am trying to find the fastener shown below. It is the tail-panel attachment for a gas cap with a cable tether. Does someone know what this type of fastener is called? It is similar to an eye bolt but not quite.
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    Don't feel bad about not knowing what that is. I was in the fastener business for a while and the best I can come up with is "Drilled Cap Screw".

    Is there an allen socket in the top of the cap? If so, it would be a "Drilled Socket Head Cap Screw".

    Still not sure I am in the ballpark on this. It is pretty specialized.
     
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    The top of it is smooth.
     
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    If you are desperate and cant find one, I would try taking a correct sized bolt, slather the bolt end with paste flux, tighten a nut into it, solder the mess together with a small torch, and drill a hole. Crude, but if it is out of sight, maybe ok? That is the extent of what I can do in my "machine shop" lol. Or drill first and solder 2nd, as the drill might heat things up and melt solder? Cheap fun anyway.
     
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    Just get a socket head cap screw. Weld the hex up. Drill a hole in it and you'll have what you need.
     
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    That is a knurled thumb screw that has been drilled.

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