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broken hub flange bolt(s)

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Man Jerk, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Man Jerk

    Man Jerk

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    In preparation for a bit of a road trip this weekend, I repacked my wheel bearings. When bolting on the outer hub flange (with the freewheel hub selector on it) I managed to break off the heads of 2 bolts.

    I'll be driving 3.5-4 hours each way. While there the plan is to do some light wheeling, nothing hardcore (read: open diffs).

    Does anyone know the bolt size and thread for these? Am I looking for disaster if I leave without getting this fixed, or should I shrug it off till I get back?
     
  2. woody

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    I ran with 5 or 6 for a while on my superwinches with no issues. I would try and get them out tho, and any decent hardware store will have metrics on the shelf that will work.

    if they are side by side, you are asking for breakage. if it's 2 good, one bad, two good, one bad, then I wouldn't worry. if it's 3 good, one bad, one good, and one bad, then it's marginal...
     
  3. Man Jerk

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    Thanks woody.

    Why's this stuff always got to happen when time is short?

    Good think I work in a hardware store :D