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Old 9th April 2020, 01:09 PM
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Question Wheel bolt Hangers

A little while ago I bought a wheel Bolt Hanger to ease the fitting of C Class Wheels. On the net for six Dollars something. I need two more but now cannot find supplier from China/Hong Kong. Plenty via USA Sites $30/ $40. I made one from a 14MM Bolt .. can't find a local supplier either ?????
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Old 9th April 2020, 03:20 PM
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Try searching for guide bolt Sean.
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Old 9th April 2020, 06:12 PM
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Thinking back since my first new Merc, in '72 and quite a number since then..
all the older cars had wheel GUIDE PINS IN THE TOOL kITs So there must be plenty around in the wrecked Cars Over to you Styria and Mark ???
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Old 9th April 2020, 08:10 PM
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I have a W109 one on my desk, somewhere.
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Old 9th April 2020, 08:21 PM
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Default Re: Wheel bolt Hangers

Bolt hangers are not required for the Spirit. It has the bolts located in the hub so one simply hangs the wheel on the bolts and spins on the brass nuts to hand tight. The LHS has anti-clockwise thread to keep them tight when the car goes forward. R-R used this system for many years and it's simple and clean.
With the ML I struggle to hold and centre the wheel and tyre - it simply weights too much and a bolt hanger would be most useful Fortunately, there is one in the otherwise sparse toolkit.
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Ps: Patrick would of couse polish the brass nuts with Brasso just to be sure they were clean.
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Old 9th April 2020, 09:33 PM
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CĒmon now Brian,
Not a bad idea mate, but I thought you knew me better than that

That would be classed as over finishing.

I hand filed every single one of my Shadow brass nuts with a dead smooth file, then hand finished with 800 wet and dry on glass for a flat finish.

Yes, I did actually do this.
Along with hand polishing the inside of each hub cap, and rims.

Unfortunately my hard drive is at work, so I canít dig out the pics.

I may have to delve into the RR owners forum
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Old 9th April 2020, 09:56 PM
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Sorry, to add this to your post Sean.
(Maybe admin can move or re name?)

Here we go chaps.

Here is a link to the page.
http://au.rrforums.net/forum/messages/17001/21230.html

So you donít have to open up that screen and do all the reading.
Here are some pics.



Before filing & sanding


After
Note you can now see the direction arrows on the nuts.


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Old 10th April 2020, 08:36 AM
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Search "Mercedessource" to see excellent article on R & R heavy Merc. wheels.
Hanger Bolt essential, both off and on. I found that using two .. one short and one long. Stops the wheel spinning when trying to start one lug. refitting.
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Old 10th April 2020, 09:31 AM
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Misleading advertising ..No downright Fraud !! Pictures of two Bolts with a price to buy with free freight. Open these Sites to find that the final price is
twice or three times more than the advertised cost. Most of these Sites I found quote U.K. Pounds but are sourced from China.
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Old 10th April 2020, 10:25 AM
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Sean,
What about going to Bunnings and buying the correct thread bolt (or 2) and cut the heads off them?

Cost f ew dollars and 2 minutes with a hacksaw.
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Old 10th April 2020, 11:25 AM
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Tried that Patrick ... they don't have 14mm bolts... they have only 12mm & 16 ????
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Old 10th April 2020, 12:09 PM
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Thatís weird, 14mm not unusual
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https://www.ebay.com/p/19010927717
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The tool kit pins are only alloy & corrode. The worst bit is the threads are short & the pins bend easily with the weight of a wheel/tyre. DIY I think
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Default Re: Wheel bolt Hangers

I got a couple 3 inch (75mm) high tension bolts from Autopro and cut the heads off with a side grinder. They fit well and don't bend easily either.
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