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fixing kit for freelander side steps

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by moss, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. moss

    moss New Member

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    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.
    thanks.
     
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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:mad:
     
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    ahhh ****e ! 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.

    thanks



     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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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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    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..

    cheers



     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    pop round one nite next week and I will show yu my tool :eek: - 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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    Sirus Your all Banned except me Global Moderator

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    I fink theys had enough of yur tools!!!!!
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    cummon Si - yu gotta take pity on the poor Hippoo owners - they need all the help they can get;)
     
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    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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    offer is there fur next week if yu want;)
     
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    nice one thanks for the offer :) nice to see other landrover drivers are a friendly bunch :D



     
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    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.
    cheers

    :) :cool: