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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by terry k, May 18, 2016.
Looking for help in setting up and drilling holes in bolts for safety wire and cotter pins.
Stick them in a piece of copper tubing, clamp in vise, drill away ...
Shop for jig for drilling holes in bol... on Google
A hole in a bold Hmmmm
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.
Safety wire drill jig from Aircraft Spruce.
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.
FWIW - Speedway also has the drill fixtures.
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.
Easy, Blue. You're heading towards the dark side.
Google. Too easy. Especially when you're sitting at your computer.
I hate it when my nuts spin...
I rather enjoy it when mine spin!
Mine stopped spinning years ago.
Does clanging count?
Don't let them clang in stormy weather, if your from Mass.
I think I tripped over mine today.
I think that's what she said - "be careful you'll trip over your nuts"
Sometimes thing's have a way of being mysteriously familiar even when there not.
This is out of control because of one fat finger !!!! Thanks for the suggestions. Johnney Gee you scare me !!
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.
I'm just a very imaginative person is all. Seem's you are also
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for the info........
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