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#955569 - 03/21/11 01:13 PM Gas Tank Strap "J" Bolts
CHRGR69 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/05
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71 Cuda. How in the heck do you get the bolt head into these key holes? I have 2 types of J bolts, 90 degree and one with a slight angle. The heads are the same size though and I just cannot get them in these holes. I rotated the bolt 180 degrees and still won't go in. I'd hate to enlarge the hole or shave the heads.


Edited by CHRGR69 (03/21/11 01:36 PM)
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#955570 - 03/21/11 01:56 PM Re: Gas Tank Strap "J" Bolts [Re: CHRGR69]
Mopar_Country Offline
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If this is a tab that hangs down try putting it in from the threaded end.

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#955571 - 03/21/11 02:01 PM Re: Gas Tank Strap "J" Bolts [Re: Mopar_Country]
CHRGR69 Offline
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Quote:

Try putting it in from the threaded end.




These are blind holes.
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#955572 - 03/21/11 02:02 PM Re: Gas Tank Strap "J" Bolts [Re: CHRGR69]
Mopar_Country Offline
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OK, mine has tabs that hang down.

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#955573 - 03/21/11 03:22 PM Re: Gas Tank Strap "J" Bolts [Re: CHRGR69]
CHRGR69 Offline
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Screw it I put the bolt to the grinder and made the top and bottom flat. Left the sides round and viola they fit securely.
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#955574 - 03/23/11 03:37 AM Re: Gas Tank Strap "J" Bolts [Re: CHRGR69]
stubbs300 Offline
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Registered: 07/12/05
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Quote:

Screw it I put the bolt to the grinder and made the top and bottom flat. Left the sides round and viola they fit securely.



Yea, I've had to do the same myself. Besides, who's going to see it anyway?

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