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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: 88 Westy Spare Tire Clam Shell Bolt Size Reply with quote

I was driving and I thought I had dropped the transmission but luckily it was the spare tire clam shell as the bolt and washer that held it together had came off.

Can anyone please tell me the size spec for the bolt as I would need to go get one at home depot on my way home? Thanks a million for your help!

Tim
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject: clam shell Reply with quote

Metric-same head as the wheel lug bolts so the wrench will fit...other than that "bump" Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lug nut bolt is 19mm so does that mean if I have a bolt with a 19mm head then it will fit?

I had asked my mechanic to check my sparetire I guess he did not tighten it back up. I am not too sure what is wrong with him lately as a lot of the stuffs he had touched had needed to be retighten...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a M12x1.5 pitch.
35mm long with a 6mm thick washer X 27mm around.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks homedepot i go on the way home...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wait...did you say 6mm thick washer???
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mbwesty wrote:
wait...did you say 6mm thick washer???
Mine is but take what you can get.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 88 Westy Spare Tire Clam Shell Bolt Size Reply with quote

mbwesty wrote:
...it was the spare tire clam shell as the bolt and washer that held it together had came off...


Is yours missing the safety catch? Apart from disappearing bolts, that catch makes it much easier to undo & lower the clamshell.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The safety catch is still there and it did it's job with whatever's left before the shell broke free. 12M 1.5 40 mm is what I ended up with...thanks for all ur help! Tim
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