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Thread chaser for pivot posts

us Offline darrylf

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Thread chaser for pivot posts
on: May 12, 2022, 11:15:57 PM
Hi here is my first contribution. I'm new to modding and I may have solved a nonexistent problem, but in case this interests anyone... I wanted to clean the gunky Loctite out of pivot post threads, so I created a tiny thread chaser. I discovered that the threads are #6–40 (at least on the wave, rebar, and wingman). So I got the right bolt and filed a couple of slightly diagonal notches along it (I could have used a tap, but I didn't want to risk removing any metal).


us Offline darrylf

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #1 on: May 12, 2022, 11:16:40 PM
Here is the thread chaser in use.


us Offline darrylf

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #2 on: May 12, 2022, 11:17:12 PM
Here is the crud that came out of the threads.


us Offline Aloha

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #3 on: May 12, 2022, 11:46:29 PM
 :like:.  Good idea.  Why not start with clean threads  :salute:
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us Offline darrylf

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 08:25:07 AM
I think if you softened up the Loctite with some solvent first you would get more stuff out, but I haven’t tried that yet.


us Offline Poncho65

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 04:37:07 PM
Always a good idea to clean things as much as you can :salute: Nice idea and pics  :tu: :like:


us Offline SteveC

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #6 on: May 14, 2022, 02:04:29 PM
 :iagree: :tu:


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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #7 on: May 14, 2022, 05:22:40 PM
Always a good idea to clean things as much as you can :salute: Nice idea and pics  :tu: :like:

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Thanks for sharing and for the pics.

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pr Offline Juan el Boricua

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #8 on: May 14, 2022, 09:45:41 PM
Great idea, and thank you for the pictures and explanation!  :cheers:


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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #9 on: May 31, 2022, 10:44:31 AM
Finding that bolt was probably the hardest part. Never thought about doing it that way but it’s a great idea  :like:
If I remember correctly, wait, what was I saying?


us Offline darrylf

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #10 on: May 31, 2022, 11:35:01 AM
Finding that bolt was probably the hardest part. Never thought about doing it that way but it’s a great idea  :like:

Yeah actually even specialized bolt vendors and Grainger didn't have it, I did find VERY few choices on Amazon and bought this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BYWCQN1/


us Offline darrylf

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
Reply #11 on: May 31, 2022, 11:39:00 AM
Honestly, it's easier and probably just fine to carefully use a tap. But with my little gizmo I'm assured of not damaging the threads.


 

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