Spare Tire Lowering Bolt

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Postby takeuchi » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:22 am

Mine was broken, so I had the tire carrier strapped up to the body somewhere. Found a bolt at Canadian tire and crudely welded a nut onto it (tried not to breathe toxic smoke). Used threaded rod for the bolt part.

I still have it strapped up as a fail safe. Does anyone see anything wrong with this?

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Postby Growlerbearnz » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:55 pm

The theory's good, but I don't trust that weld. It looks like the vaporising zinc plating has interfered with the arc. I'd grind it back a little, grinding off the plating where you're welding, and have another go with the welder turned up a bit to get better penetration.
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Postby takeuchi » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:47 pm

Anyone know the size of the bolt and the thread pitch?

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Postby 204explorer » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:58 am

CCA has them for sale. Thought i let you know.

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Postby takeuchi » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:45 am

204explorer wrote:CCA has them for sale. Thought i let you know.

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I bought the hook but forgot to buy the bolt. Thought it would just be cheaper to pick one up at hardware store if someone knows the bolt size and thread pitch.

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Postby north54 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:46 pm

Pretty sure m12x1.25
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Postby Growlerbearnz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:49 pm

north54 wrote:Pretty sure m12x1.25


That would be my guess as well, but I don't actually have one to measure. It's also a slightly unusual thread pitch- most M12s at the hardware store will be M12X1
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