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Old 13th-September-2007, 23:05
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Default fixing kit for freelander side steps

anyone know the size of rivets and bolts needed for the fixing of the side steps on the freelander? i ordered some off flea bay and they havent arrived ! so thought id nip to nut n bolt shop and buy some meself.
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Old 14th-September-2007, 07:07
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

they are rivnuts with a 10mm thread....
the holes they fit into are covered in painted over tape and you have to ream them out to the exact size!
if the nut & bolt shop have the tool for setting them you'd be wise to try and borrow one.

good luck fitting them, they are a piggin nightmare
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Old 14th-September-2007, 10:08
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

ahhh shite ! i hoped and thought they would be tap in rivet style nuts and then screw the bolts in ! obviously not buggger ..

any advice where to buy the tool ? is it simply a matter of scraping off the paint/slight ammount of metal then hammering the rivet nutus into the holes ?

anyone else fitted there own? have a tool i could borrow or advice on hammering.

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they are rivnuts with a 10mm thread....
the holes they fit into are covered in painted over tape and you have to ream them out to the exact size!
if the nut & bolt shop have the tool for setting them you'd be wise to try and borrow one.

good luck fitting them, they are a piggin nightmare
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Old 14th-September-2007, 10:13
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

it mite help if yu change ya UserCP to show wher yu are based.

I havent tried it, but I am lead to believe that yu can fit the rivnuts by inserting a bolt and then tightening it up - that allows the nut to compress into position.

good luck
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Old 14th-September-2007, 10:20
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

updated Usercp im in Farnham, ok.. so do i try to insert, or do i hammer/insert the rivetnuts into said holes , then when i tighten bolts this will expand them and make it a snug tight fit ?

any advice or help appreciated..

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it mite help if yu change ya UserCP to show wher yu are based.

I havent tried it, but I am lead to believe that yu can fit the rivnuts by inserting a bolt and then tightening it up - that allows the nut to compress into position.

good luck
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Old 14th-September-2007, 10:46
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

pop round one nite next week and I will show yu my tool - it only goes up to 8mm tho - so it aint of any use to ya - but it will show yu how it is meant to work.
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Old 14th-September-2007, 10:47
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

I fink theys had enough of yur tools!!!!!
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Old 14th-September-2007, 10:55
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

cummon Si - yu gotta take pity on the poor Hippoo owners - they need all the help they can get
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Old 14th-September-2007, 11:01
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

Nutsert Tool - Hand, nutserter, blind rivet nut
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Old 14th-September-2007, 21:54
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

The thread size is 6mm not 10mm, 10mm is the spanner size.

They're not a nightmare to fit but you do need the proper tool, i've tried in the past to fit them with a bolt, nut and metal plate but they just turn in the hole.
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

offer is there fur next week if yu want
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Old 15th-September-2007, 19:16
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

nice one thanks for the offer nice to see other landrover drivers are a friendly bunch



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Old 18th-September-2007, 21:41
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Default Re: fixing kit for freelander side steps

thanks again for the offer , i ended up buying said tool, rivnut tool, under freelander, fitted nutserts in a about half hour, then steps on, and locktighted the bolts in place, alls well, looks the piece now, thanks again

now need to sell tool usefull as it is i wont use it again lol..

so if anyones interested in a quality nutsert tool, easy to use with swivel head drop me a line.
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