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11-24-2012 08:15 PM
Marbs SOOOOOOO... Does anyone know the torque specs? Or do I just need to use some Loc-tite and tighten them down suffieciently?
11-24-2012 07:35 PM
Marbs I have all day tomorrow and almot all day Mionday, so I'll get it done. I've MacGuyvered plenty of things in my day. I'm really hoping I won't need to file it that would a a B!7C4!
11-24-2012 06:36 PM
sailor Had another thought after shutting down the 'puter here, if you don't have the right drill bit handy you COULD manage that little bit with a file (slow) or a die grinder (fast, takes more care).

Had to do just that myself B4 to MAKE the right bushing when needed...

MacGuyver it as necessary....
11-24-2012 06:24 PM
sailor Shucks, you'll have at LEAST 80% of that bushing left after drilling - without having to size it tight to the new bolt. You could bugger up the drilling, egg out the hole and it would STILL be fine!

Nothing to worry about there, just take it easy with the drill - they aren't too happy at taking out just a little so it tends to "bite" and jam up on you if you go too fast....


Make her happy!
11-24-2012 06:17 PM
AllCarFan i was wondering if freezing the bolt and heating the sleeve indirectly would allow you to hammer it through. A 2mm difference in bolt size is quite a difference.
11-24-2012 06:08 PM
Marbs I do at home, that's how I figured it was about 2mm difference in bolt sizes. I can get measurements/more pics once I get home if needed. What where you wantng the meaurements of? I can ask my Fiance to meausre and take/send pics. I took her Jeep to work so she's stuck at home and will do anything if itm eans she gets her Jeep back.
11-24-2012 05:56 PM
AllCarFan got any calipers to take a measurement?
11-24-2012 05:51 PM
Marbs Looks like that's what I'll be doing tomorrow. Thanks for the quick replies.

Anyone happen to know the torque specs (if any) and these bolts? Or should I just use thread-loc and go as tight as I can get them? The top bracket bolt is a PITMFA, and won't get torqued no matter what I try. But maybe the rest should to torqued?
11-24-2012 05:47 PM
6SPD_soul I agree with Sailor, especially after seeing the picture. That sleeve would probably support 2-3 thousand pounds, and it doesn't need to do anything near that. Drilling it out for clearance is probably your best option if you need to get the car back on the road. A drill press would be ideal but a bench vise should hold it well enough to cleanly drill it out.
11-24-2012 05:29 PM
Marbs Here are some pics

This is how it is now.

With the stock bolt (there is a tiny bit of play)

Here's the new one not fitting (it's pretty much centered)

Looks like it'd be okay to me, but looking for second opinions. I don't wanna get stranded on the road becuse it was too thin and broke.
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