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 Post subject: Re: Stripped lock nut socket, help please
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:55 pm 
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What on earth do I do about this? The lock nut securing the wheel has a perfectly round outer edge so I can't smash a socket onto it at all.

bite the bullet,new set.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped lock nut socket, help please
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:22 pm 
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Na, I don't want them at all. I'm trying to get the wheels off. The socket does not bite into the nut at all, its completely f**k.

then weld a good nut on it.let it cool down to cold and grunt it off,drop the battery leads off.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped lock nut socket, help please
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:31 pm 
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Na, I don't want them at all. I'm trying to get the wheels off. The socket does not bite into the nut at all, its completely f**k.


what about a large s**t forgot the name.... ...f**k allen key lol...

Get a large allen key the same size as the lock nut remover and see how ya go. or do what hans suggested... nut + weld + beer = remove the f**k easy as s**t.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped lock nut socket, help please
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:38 pm 
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either that or bash a socket over the top and hope it grips (still works on some round ones), at work ive got sockets to egt them off which have a tapered reverse thread in them and they get them off a treat. got different sizes too. that particular model lock nut would have to be the worse for stripping them. get some speedy brand ones, they work well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped lock nut socket, help please
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:40 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
Yeah, it'll have to be something along those lines. I'll have a closer look tomorrow and see what I can do. C*** of things they are!

if you have a good cold chisel you can try to spin it off,but if its too sharp youll cut it away and thats worse----weld it,if it breaks off,do it again.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped lock nut socket, help please
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:40 pm 
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Yeah, it'll have to be something along those lines. I'll have a closer look tomorrow and see what I can do. C*** of things they are!

if you have a good cold chisel you can try to spin it off,but if its too sharp youll cut it away and thats worse----weld it,if it breaks off,do it again.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped lock nut socket, help please
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:55 pm 
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is the locknut sticking out past the rim or is it flush, u can sometimes use some vice grips to loosen them if it sticks out a bit. otherwise socket is the go they only need to be on a couple of millimetres to grab
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 Post subject: Re: Stripped lock nut socket, help please
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:04 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
I reckon if I swung a cold chisel at it the first thing I would do is take a big chunk out of the mag. :oops: The mags will be up for sale so I don't want that to happen.

only if you had the room to do it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped lock nut socket, help please
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:01 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
Ok, drama over. Found an odd socket I had and knocked it over the top of the lock nut. Used a breaker bar and off they came. Took a whole 5 minutes.

Thanks guys!!

TOO EASY,SLEEPING FOR MINUTES?

 

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