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front radius arm brackets

Postby nicks90 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:45 am

hi folks,

just recently replaced the bushes on the front radius arms and noticed one of the bolt holes in the axle bracket had ovalised slightly.
didnt think too much about it and just did the bolts up nice and tight.

but on speed bumps there is a squeak and sure enough when you look under the motor and pry that particular bush, you can see the bolt move in the hole slightly.
:evil:
i;ve heard of people welding a thick tight fitting washer to the bracket to solve this problem, but I have no idea what size washer is needed for such a big bolt! Does anyone know what size i need to be ordering?

cheers
Nick
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Postby jim » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:38 pm

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Re: front radius arm brackets

Postby Muttly » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:40 pm

nicks90 wrote:hi folks,

just recently replaced the bushes on the front radius arms and noticed one of the bolt holes in the axle bracket had ovalised slightly.
didnt think too much about it and just did the bolts up nice and tight.

but on speed bumps there is a squeak and sure enough when you look under the motor and pry that particular bush, you can see the bolt move in the hole slightly.
:evil:
i;ve heard of people welding a thick tight fitting washer to the bracket to solve this problem, but I have no idea what size washer is needed for such a big bolt! Does anyone know what size i need to be ordering?

cheers
Nick



I've used these in the past...

http://www.yrmlandrover.com/Front-Axle- ... gether-o/s
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Postby nicks90 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:46 pm

Cheers, but just seems a bit excessive for one ovalised hole.
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Postby Bo » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:22 pm

Can you run a bead of weld in to the oval and dress it back with a round file and special tool number three? (angle grinder).
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Postby Muttly » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:12 am

Just checked the size on some new bolts I have in the shed, they are M16 so maybe a thick repair washer welded in situ?
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Postby tecnick » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:54 am

Turn the radio up :roll:

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Postby nicks90 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:38 pm

Muttly wrote:Just checked the size on some new bolts I have in the shed, they are M16 so maybe a thick repair washer welded in situ?


M16, many thanks. Will be able to get shank thickness and find a suitable washer from that :lol:
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Postby Muttly » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:27 pm

nicks90 wrote:M16, many thanks. Will be able to get shank thickness and find a suitable washer from that :lol:


Or if your stuck for a washer use some plate and drill a hole in it?
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Postby nicks90 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:18 am

that was my first idea - but unfortunately i dont have a drill bit that big!
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Postby Muttly » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:06 am

I have several, a few blacksmiths HSS bits and a couple of step drill bits, your welcome to use if you fancy nipping over matey.
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Postby kingsonlim » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:01 am

nicks90 wrote:that was my first idea - but unfortunately i dont have a drill bit that big!


Hi Nick, I've got a bench drill, 17mm & 18mm HSS drill bits, some 2mm, 3mm plates and a welder....am not far from you at Batley/Birstall. You are welcome to drop by and use them.

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Postby Orange rover » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:13 am

M16 washer, prob best being either c or e form- as these are slightly wider.
stick under bolt head or nut then weld washer to axle bracket. with the weight of motor on the bolt it should be in the right position.
If your struggling to find c/e form washers give us a shout and i'll get some over to you.
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