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So, I think I've run into a problem that I had overlooked until now

While disassembling the trailer, I managed to shear all but one of the the spring hanger bolts, even with heat, penetrating oil and lots of gentle persuasion, they all (bar one) sheared

they are a 1/2" BSF grease bolt, does anyone have any idea where I could come by 5, preferably 6 of them?

I have bought a load of 3.1/2" bolts so I can continue re-assembly, but in the long term I'd like the correct grease bolts..

Any help welcome..

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Some evening work this week on the springs, I will replace the bolts with the correct carriage bolts, on order will swap them once they arrive. No idea what these are called, thin brass tubes that have perished

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And, re-assembled one set of brakes

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Compare with how these were, only things I had to replace were the oil seals and the grease!

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13 minutes ago, simon king said:

Are spring hanger grease bolts another term for shackle pins? If so, I ended up having some made for me by a local machine shop as I couldn’t find a suitable source for replacements

Could be Simon, wasn't sure what these are called so I go for a description!? but I agree, I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get some made up or modify some 1/2" x 3 1/2" bolts I found on ebay

Thanks

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Hi

You can get the shackle bolts from the states see

https://www.currieenterprises.com/CE-91128

I will see what I have in the shed, but I think they are a bit larger.

Are your shackle bolts 1/2" in diameter , or is that the thread on the end

The 10cwt trailer parts list is not very helpful in the size of the shackle bolts

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Cheers

Richard

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Hi Richard, they should be 1/2” all the way through. All I’ve found online are 9/16” with a 1/2” thread so just to big

Saying that, those have found look to be correct..

We have a couple of good vintage car/restoration places near by, I’ll try them before I buy the ones from the US..

Thanks for the pointer.. 

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Carriage bolts arrived and are installed, small detail but would have bugged me..!

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Springs and axle re-assembled

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I have a set of 1/2" bolts ready to go round to one of the local fabricator/machine shops but these will do for now..

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On a side note, I managed to win a ropey old T plate on ebay - not cheap..!

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Some very careful use of paint stripper, sanding, masking and painting has come up OK. I just need to polish out the reflectors some how..

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Brasso and then toothpaste can probably be used to polish up the reflectors, and any imperfections left can be sorted by brushing on some silicon floor polish like Pledge Future or the current equivalent. This will dry to provide a smooth glossy surface filling in the imperfections or minor scratches as it dries.

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5 hours ago, simon king said:

Brasso and then toothpaste can probably be used to polish up the reflectors, and any imperfections left can be sorted by brushing on some silicon floor polish like Pledge Future or the current equivalent. This will dry to provide a smooth glossy surface filling in the imperfections or minor scratches as it dries.

Thanks for the tip Simon. My daughter makes resin jewelry, I was thinking that she may be able to put a thin clear layer over the top, but I may just try this first...

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