Spare Tire Lowering Bolt

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Spare Tire Lowering Bolt

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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Spare Tire Lowering Bolt

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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Spare Tire Lowering Bolt

Postby Jumboshrimp » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:41 pm


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Spare Tire Lowering Bolt

Postby takeuchi » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:47 pm

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


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