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Chaps,

I have refurbed my front axle and of course everything is covered in a few layers of paint.

Decided to clear the threads on the captive nuts and used an old M10 bolt (swivel ball to axle, double hex bolt).

I was expecting it to be tight and I had already cut a slot on the bolt to help clear the thread.

However I noticed it getting too tight at the bottom and on pulling the bolt out I can see it has distorted the threads.

Stupid of me to assume similar threads would be used throughout the axle. ;)

So I now need to know what thread these captive nuts are?

Just in case there are any more surprises what else should I watch out for? :)

Ralph please come to the rescue :D

Cheers,

Grant

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Chaps,

I have refurbed my front axle and of course everything is covered in a few layers of paint.

Decided to clear the threads on the captive nuts and used an old M10 bolt (swivel ball to axle, double hex bolt).

I was expecting it to be tight and I had already cut a slot on the bolt to help clear the thread.

However I noticed it getting too tight at the bottom and on pulling the bolt out I can see it has distorted the threads.

Stupid of me to assume similar threads would be used throughout the axle. ;)

So I now need to know what thread these captive nuts are?

Just in case there are any more surprises what else should I watch out for? :)

Ralph please come to the rescue :D

Cheers,

Grant

I'll help but I ain't driving up to sort it for you :P spring plate bolts are M10 thread x 25mm long, so doubt you've trashed the thread by using the bolt. :D

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