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Offline DennisM

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T bolts
« on: April 27, 2013, 03:21:32 PM »
I have made 2 T bolts today, for securing the spare wheel in the tub, I'm getting past lifting wheels onto bonnets :o :P. The only T bolt that I have was found secured in the tub that came with Chloe, it is 1/4"BSF thread, it has a bronze wing nut.
I have bronze wing nuts in 3/8"UNF, and the std Land Rover threaded bar is also 3/8"UNF (S2A) so I decided that I would make mine in 3/8" bar, I used 3/8"UNF bolts 5 1/2" in length, running the thread down 3", turn a small spigot on the end and drill a corresponding hole in the cross bar

weld the items together, etch prime n paint. In these images the pressed plate arrangement had not been grit blasted, or painted but it has been now

it looks the part anyway

I have 2 more to make, but I'm short one of the pressed plates, anyone have a spare they want to sell, otherwise I will get one from O/seas, cheers Dennis


















« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 08:44:42 PM by DennisM »

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Re: T bolts
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 03:58:42 PM »
 :) well... Operation Rubic Cube 2013 is officially over.

So -gonna have a day off now? Nah, its time to craft some spare wheel fittings.
Just gotta say -wow. You're one of a kind Dennis.

(and that bolt/nut looks like a factory one)

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Re: T bolts
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 03:59:32 PM »
I have managed to make 3 T bolts (worked night shift last nite, no sleep  :P) still need to make 1 more :), this afternoon I found a length of round stock and decided I would turn my own thick spacer washers, 1" OD x 3/16" thick

then drill the correct clearance hole for the T bolt, just part them off

do take the sharp edges off the front face and the clearance hole, let the material cool off before handling (hot+++)

only 3 more to go, but I decided I'd had enough for one day (no sleep) anyway cheers Dennis :)

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Re: T bolts
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 09:17:43 PM »
Is that a new Olympic tyre?
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Re: T bolts
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 11:33:39 PM »
Is that a new Olympic tyre?
NOS possibly, Olympic Tyres (Pacific Dunlop) stopped production of the Olympic brand about a decade ago.  All tyre manufacture has moved offshore from Australia.
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