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9 hours ago, Kraut_n_Rice said:

If I were going to use a counter sunk bolt I would drill all the threads out.  Both flanges.   Tightening/torqueing by the nut.

The taper  head will usually have enough frictional bind that if you tighten by the bolt head only it will still be kinda loose. 

If you don't remove the threads, and tighten the nut, you are only tensioning the part between the threaded flange and the nut.   Not the whole length of the fastener.

that is a good point would think it would be common sense but I bet some would just counter sink it and go lol.  

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On 1/12/2019 at 3:46 PM, J Alper said:

 

that way you have a threw bolt that can not strip out and you can check the nuts, and not have to worry about aluminum threads just metal on metal

allen on the back side against the steering block and then you will see the nuts facing the bumper 

will need a drill bit 82* to correctly countersink

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Much better plan right here ^^^

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On 1/12/2019 at 12:07 PM, J Alper said:

stop for a second and think this threw it is really easy to fix correctly for offroad

use a flat top allen bolt, counter sink the back side and then put a nut on the front side opposite of the steering box, that is how we do all the DD car,

the you have a nut and bolt system

thanks for the help all fixed up counter sinked 👍

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9 hours ago, kingkong said:

thanks for the help all fixed up counter sinked 👍

awesome that is what I have done on many cars works great

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10 hours ago, J Alper said:

awesome that is what I have done on many cars works great

And it makes more sense too lol

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Had the same thing happen to my DD rack last trip. Thanks for the suggestion @J Alper, will take care of that this weekend

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For anyone looking to make this fix, I just wrapped it up today using @J Alper method. Here's some photos. All tools/parts were bought at Ace Hardware for a total of $21 except the drill bit. 

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First drilled out the threads to 1/2"

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Ace doesn't carry any countersink bits larger that this, so I used a drill bit to open it up to close to the size of the head of the bolt, Then dremeled out the little extra I needed to get it to the size of the bolt head, then used the countersink bit to get a smooth finish and proper seat.

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Grinded and buffed the head of the bolt to make sure it's smooth and bolted it all back together.

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I missed the washers on the nut side first time around so don't reference this photo for the final, but you get the point. Thanks again J Alper for the good call on this fix.

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looks strong now

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Nice boots!

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On 1/17/2019 at 2:52 PM, acefuture said:

Had the same thing happen to my DD rack last trip. Thanks for the suggestion @J Alper, will take care of that this weekend

was an easy fix for sure and way better set up 👍

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