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Safety wire for front drums

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by OlympiaFJ60, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. OlympiaFJ60

    OlympiaFJ60

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    I am doing the front knuckles on a friends 73 FJ40. What is a good source for safety wire? I have tried all the parts stores and no one carries it.

    Thanks,

    Brandon
     
  2. KNUCKLEDRAGGER

    KNUCKLEDRAGGER

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    Try a offroad motorcycle shop..there is also a tool (like a plier) that spins the wire together.
     
  3. Dan_J-spec_fj62

    Dan_J-spec_fj62

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    or try your local airport most hard ware on acft are required to be safetywired... i belive snapon carries several different sizes. oh and the pliars are called "safety wire pliars" :p

    oh and watch the ends on that stuff it's damn sharp... i have the scars to prove it.
     
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    OlympiaFJ60

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    Thanks, the motor cycle shop did the trick. Found some at summitracing too (pluss the pliers) but didn't want to wait for shipping. A good think to have on hand if you plan on working on the front knuckles/brakes of that early Land Cruiser.

    Brandon
     
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    dd113

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    I use some stuff from the depot called picture hanging wire. About a million feet for $3. All the wire does is keep the bolts from turning out. A dab of blue lok tite will do the same thing. As for the tool, I call it a vise grip.