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Technical holes in bolts

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by terry k, May 18, 2016.

  1. terry k
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    Looking for help in setting up and drilling holes in bolts for safety wire and cotter pins.
     
  2. 302GMC
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    Stick them in a piece of copper tubing, clamp in vise, drill away ...
     
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  3. 117harv
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  4. Blue One
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    A hole in a bold :confused: Hmmmm :D
     
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  5. bonzo-1
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    Drill a hole in a nut, thread on bolt and use nut as a guide. Use a drill press and vise of course. Two nuts can be locked together if the bolt moves around.
     
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  6. seb fontana
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  7. rustynutz
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    I use the nut method, except I drill thru the nut and bolt at the same time, then reuse the nut as a guide if I have multiple bolts.
     
  8. Speedwrench
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    FWIW - Speedway also has the drill fixtures.
     
  9. If your "bold" enough ? Drill some holes on your nut's, I mean one nut then thread it over your bolt along with the second nut to jam them. This way your nut's won't spin while your drill'n. :eek: ;) :p :D
     
  10. seb fontana
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    Post #5
     
  11. tfeverfred
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    Easy, Blue. You're heading towards the dark side.;)
     
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  13. Ron Brown
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    I hate it when my nuts spin...
     
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  14. Engine man
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    I rather enjoy it when mine spin!
     
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  15. Mine stopped spinning years ago. ;)
     
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  16. seb fontana
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    Does clanging count?
     
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  17. Don't let them clang in stormy weather, if your from Mass.
     
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  18. I think I tripped over mine today.
    I think that's what she said - "be careful you'll trip over your nuts"
     
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  19. Sometimes thing's have a way of being mysteriously familiar even when there not.
     
  20. terry k
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    This is out of control because of one fat finger !!!! Thanks for the suggestions. Johnney Gee you scare me !!
     
  21. Kerrynzl
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    A Grinder is the secret

    Grind a flat piece on the thread so the drill bit doesn't walk , then clamp it in a drill vice.
    Where the hole comes out the other side, clean that up with a grinder so the nut threads on easily.
     
  22. I'm just a very imaginative person is all. Seem's you are also ;) :cool:
     
  23. 56sedandelivery
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    Why not just buy them pre-frilled from a bolt/nut supplier? Being close to Boeing, and having neighbors/friends who work for Boeing, I get bolts/nuts from them all the time. Some are made of lightweight material though (aluminum or titanium?). Just a thought. Although I personally have never drilled bolts/nuts, I do have a very high dollar, stand-up, drill press I bought for cheap from a cousin who needed the money. I've only used it a few times in 20 years.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  24. patterg2003
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    Aircraft Spruce & Wicks Aircraft sell a good selection of drilled bolts that are relatively inexpensive. Just be careful how with the part number as they supply the bolts w/o holes or holes in the head or threaded end. Or as mentioned you may get what you need from an aircraft maintenance shop. I have bought a lot & need to order some more this week.
    Glenn
     
  25. Just about every bolt on Model T's used castle nuts and cotter pins, so you can get old-style (thick head) drilled bolts from Model T parts suppliers. Lang's Old Car Parts has a good selection and great service.
     
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  26. terry k
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    Thanks for the info........
     

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