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I've stripped one of the bulkhead to outrigger bolts refitting some running bars.

When i remove the stripped one, do i need to support the bulkhead? I.e. will it drop as the bolt is removed?

New bolts are M12x180 - is that correct?

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I found mine to be very tight when taking the slider off to change a fuel tank the other day. If I had to take it completely out I think I would get another bolt to tap it through from the other side so that it always has a bolt in it, and then tap through the new one you want to use from the correct side again.

Yours may not be as bad as mine!

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All done. No movement. Old one span out with the imact gun and the new one in. I supported it with the bottle jack, but i dont think it would have moved in this case.

Mo, i'll buy that other bolt off of you when i see you next ready for my bulkhead change now the replacement has been galvanised. Probably be next spring now though as i want to use the 110 over this summer!

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No you won't Rich, it's my spare ?

I went through a spate of broken bolts when I bought them from various fastening suppliers, so I bought 2 genuine bolts, one to replace and one spare. I haven't broken the genuine one yet in 2 years so I guess they must be special !

Mo

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