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Old 09-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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Starcraft Vintage tool needed? Help!

I've got a Starcraft 1976 Starmaster 6 pop up. The tail light housing and everything else has a screw head that is not a star bit, a hex, or a phillips... it's a type I've never seen before. It almost looks like an oval fitting. It's for everything on the entire RV.
Anyone have a clue where I can buy this, or am I stuck drilling them all out?

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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Looks like a "clutch" type profile. I have various sizes of those sockets. Got them from Snap-On Tools.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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That is very helpful. Thank you! I found this link VintageCampers.com :: Vintage Campers, Vintage Trailers, Vintage Parts, Vintage Restorations that has the tools.

Now, if anyone might know the size that Starcraft used in 1976.. that would also be helpful.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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Should be able to measure it..
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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It looks similar to a one way security screw, but not exactly. Could be a 'clutch' type. Once you identify the type, you can probably google a source. Try to match it to these drawings: Categoryrawings of screw heads - Wikimedia Commons

Maybe one of the bits in a set like this will work: 100 Piece Security Bit Set
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The set from Harbor Freight Tools is the set you want. You won't find one for less.
The bits on the 2nd row up from the bottom left corner are the clutch sizes #1 #2 #3.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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I believe you are going to be a #2 clutch head. If they used them thru-out there might even be a couple sizes.
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I believe you are going to be a #2 clutch head. If they used them thru-out there might even be a couple sizes.
Agreed, #2 Clutch is the most common size encountered. Most driver bit sets have the one you'll need.
Most of the time they have R-2 stamped on the bit. Any good hardware store will have a driver to fit these screws, they are fairly common.
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