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Those of you with DIY 4x beadlocks (aka cybrfire)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    What length bolts did ya use. I used a couple to get the ring centered and started but when swapping them back out for shorter ones I thought I had the right length but they bottomed out on the lip of the rim.
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  2. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    1.5" should be plenty long. Sometimes you can get away with 1.25" but make sure you get all the way in to the loc of the nut. I used 1.25" but probably will be switching to 1.5". You got to go around torqueing many times.
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    cool. I'll get 130 of those and some assorted ones .5 and 1 and 1.5" longer to get them all started.

    Thanks Kert. I'll get a pic of all 4 fully mounted and on the Willy's for ya /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    What bolts are bottoming out on you? I was going to head to the store this week and pick up a bag of 'em.
     
  5. 55Willy

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    I don't remember I had a coffee can full of them from my 1st job I had and I was using them, they were 2" i think but weren't graded, i was just getting antsy to see em mounted,LOL I'm also gonna run washers on the heads since i don't want to scuff my pretty orange paint job /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Thanks! I'll pick up 1.5" versions then. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. 55Willy

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    I have my D&B supply list going.
    beadlocks bolts
    shock bolts
    limiting strap bolts
    Do they have the tapered bolts like the Willy's had in the hinges?
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    I had to add the dots to make it look straight
    Auto parts store:
    u joint for conversion
    u joint strap/ u bolt kit
     
  8. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    What bolts are bottoming out on you? I was going to head to the store this week and pick up a bag of 'em.

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    FYI:

    I just bought 2 packages of 3/8-16x1 1/2" Grade 8 bolts..
    from McMaster-Carr for $15.81 a package...
    100 per pack.

    I bought extra since..I'm looking at building anouther set after I weld these..
     
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    cool. I'll get 130 of those and some assorted ones .5 and 1 and 1.5" longer to get them all started.

    Thanks Kert. I'll get a pic of all 4 fully mounted and on the Willy's for ya /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

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    Definitely want to see pics of those. Yours is a unique set still.
     
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    I'll buy the plans so no one can get em,LOL
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    100 pcs. for $15.81 a package...

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    Mcmaster Carr eh! That's the cheapest deal I've seen yet. Fastenal was 31 bucks for 128 of em.
     
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    What you get gold plated, I got mine 150 for 22$ something from them, 1.5" ones. Then I got the nylock nuts from one of the places I work at for free.
     
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    This is exactly why I don't include bolts in the kits. I just can't seem to get any deals on bolts. Must say sucker on my forehead!
     
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    This is exactly why I don't include bolts in the kits. I just can't seem to get any deals on bolts. Must say sucker on my forehead!

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    It's been our experience that Fastenal is not exactly the cheapest for bolts and the like.

    Just FYI, you're not the only one.
     
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    100 pcs. for $15.81 a package...

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    Mcmaster Carr eh! That's the cheapest deal I've seen yet. Fastenal was 31 bucks for 128 of em.

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    They have a web site. www.mcmaster.com
    But check shipping..shipping from Chicago may kill the deal.

    I got my 3/8 hardened steel washers from my place of employment..
    since I work in a washer factory. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    If you buy bolts buy the 1000's at a hardware supply store, you would be shocked /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif at how cheap they become on a per bolt basis
     
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    If you buy bolts buy the 1000's at a hardware supply store, you would be shocked /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif at how cheap they become on a per bolt basis

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    Some day I will be doing this. Business is kinda small yet so I have to take it slow for now.
     

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