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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Mar 2019 :  12:38:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I am tired of the struggle to get the wheels on with this "daft" bolts system the 96 has, and would love to have a couple of short threaded bars that I could screw into two diametrically opposite bolts holes on the hubs, to aid putting the wheels on.
I currently use a large phillips head screw driver that does help a bit, but two short 9/16" UNC pieces of threaded bar would work much better.

I never thought it would be hard to find 9/16"UNC threaded bar, but it is turning into a mission. Tried about 3 places now....

Anyone got any ideas?

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro

deggsie
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Mar 2019 :  13:16:34 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Andy
I had the same problem and use a 4" x 9/16"UNC bolt with the head sawn off (and a slot cut in the top for a screwdriver, in case it sticks). One at the top of the drum is sufficient to hang a soccerball on.
May be easier to get bolts than threaded bar ?

Have you tried https://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/index.html ?
Derek

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andydeans3
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Posted - 12 Mar 2019 :  15:56:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Deggsie
Thanks, I had thought of that, but have really struggled to find anything in 9/16" UNC thread.

Westfield seem to be the same as others, they jump from 1/2" UNC, to 5/8"UNC.

Regards

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro

Edited by - andydeans3 on 12 Mar 2019 15:57:03
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deggsie
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Posted - 12 Mar 2019 :  17:55:35 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Andy
I don't think you delved far enough into the Westfield site.
True they don't show any in A2, but they do list part-threaded 9/16" bolts in A4 Stainless and BZP Steel - a bit pricey if you only want one, but at least they've got them !
You need to click on the A4 or BZP-G5 tabs to see the sizes available in those materials,
(see https://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/A4_ScrewBolt_HexHd_UNCoarse_THRpart_0.5625.html or
https://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/BZP-G5_ScrewBolt_HexHd_UNCoarse_THRpart_0.5625.html )

Slainte !
Derek

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andydeans3
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Posted - 12 Mar 2019 :  18:45:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Deggsie

Ah, good, ta mate.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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V4saab1966
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Posted - 12 Mar 2019 :  23:27:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Andy I have the tap and diie set for this size easier to make your own up #128077;
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andydeans3
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Posted - 13 Mar 2019 :  21:43:44 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Paul.
Thanks mate, I got a pair of 9/16" UNC bolts from an outfit call Margnor Fasteners Ltd.
I'll cut the heads off, and they'll do the job nicely I hope.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
1194 Posts

Posted - 07 Apr 2019 :  19:32:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Footnote.

They work a treat, wish I'd made a couple of these things up years ago!

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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RhysN
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 08 Apr 2019 :  15:39:41 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
I have just located a supplier who has enough for 4 sets (2 each) 4" bolts, so, if anyone wants some, first 3 people in can have the ones I don't want. I'll cut the heads off and slot for a screwdriver. Cost will be what they cost me plus postage.
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James Ranaldi
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 08 Apr 2019 :  19:47:11 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Yes please RhysN.

Cheers

1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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RhysN
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Posted - 09 Apr 2019 :  15:29:52 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
email address rhysnolan307@gmail.com
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James Ranaldi
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Posted - 10 Apr 2019 :  08:30:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Rhys,

Email sent.

Cheers
James

1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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GeoffC
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 10 Apr 2019 :  19:13:45 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I would welcome some as well please - just don't seem to have the knack of putting the wheels back on like I used to!!
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RhysN
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Posted - 10 Apr 2019 :  19:39:58 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
You are #2 Geoff,1 more set /pair
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GeoffC
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Posted - 10 Apr 2019 :  20:00:30 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Rhys email on way
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RhysN
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274 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2019 :  16:45:32 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
I have made a small refinement, as well as screwdriver slot in the end, I have drilled across them for a "tommy" bar 6 mm. I guess tere could be a cut in the thread to make a truly multi tool and then you would have a thread cleaner too!
Cost is 8 per pair posted 1st class.

Edited by - RhysN on 12 Apr 2019 16:56:13
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