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Old 12-18-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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Anyone know anything about sourcing surplus camloc fasteners

Supposedly there is some private "database" (not public, annual subscription to access) where surplus stock of fasteners can be searched.

I need to find a half dozen (or so) of a hard to find camloc receptacle (technically an aerospace part). Someone with access to this database has offered me some but for more than I'd ideally like to pay. They are not the ones with stock, so I assume they are charging a markup for the service but I have no visibility into how much.

There are a lot of smart people on this forum so I figured someone might be in the know or maybe even work in the surplus fastener field (if you do, PM me for the part#).

I have a watch setup on FleaBay but nothing so far and nothing in a search of past/sold items. I found one place searching via Google (going through 30 pages of hits) but they wanted 4x more.

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Old 12-18-2014, 06:34 PM   #2
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In Wichita there is the Yardstore , also at one time Boeing Surplus Store was there as well still may be in Seattle
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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In Wichita there is the Yardstore , also at one time Boeing Surplus Store was there as well still may be in Seattle
thanks, I contacted Yardstore. The Boeing surplus store in Kent closed in 2007 http://seattletimes.com/html/localne...urplus16m.html

Keep the suggestions coming, thanks!
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:59 PM   #4
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Have you tried Aircraft Spruce?
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:00 PM   #5
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Have you tried Aircraft Spruce?
Yes. It's too exotic for them to stock (seriously). When I asked them about it, they called their distributor who told them it was no longer available (untrue).
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:54 PM   #6
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Have you tried contacting Camloc directly?

http://www.camloc.us/camloc-quarter-turns-catalog.php

If you come up empty handed, could you possibly use Dzus fasteners?

Lastly, maybe see if there is an aircraft salvage yard nearby, might be able to find something there.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:01 PM   #7
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Have you tried contacting Camloc directly?

http://www.camloc.us/camloc-quarter-turns-catalog.php

If you come up empty handed, could you possibly use Dzus fasteners? I didn't think it would be so hard to find spring receptacles!

Lastly, maybe see if there is an aircraft salvage yard nearby, might be able to find something there.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:10 PM   #8
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Have you tried contacting Camloc directly?

http://www.camloc.us/camloc-quarter-turns-catalog.php
Yes. That link is actually Anemo Engineering in Belgium, despite what the domain name says.

Alcoa makes them. New from them they are 4x the price (of the ones I mentioned in the first post).

The aircraft salvage yard is a good idea, once I get sufficiently desperate.

Part of the deal is that I'd like to get the actual original part if possible. Always options for alternatives but I'm not there yet.

I'm looking for more suggestions along the lines of Strawdogs. Anything that shows up in a Google search (aircraft spruce etc) isn't going to work, I've tried them all.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:55 AM   #9
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I assume you've tried Sky Geek?

http://search.skygeek.com/?vwcatalog...camloc&x=0&y=0
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No help but a question. I am an A&P and am curious as to what these fit? I cannot see how you would attach them .
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Yes ..... Again, noone like the above is going to have it.

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Old 12-19-2014, 04:12 PM   #12
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You could try Nor-Cal Supply in San Leandro http://www.nor-calsupply.com.
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www.columbiaairmotive.com/

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Do you have a NSN for the part? If so I can make a few calls.


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http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...receptacle.php
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