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C1 - Bubba-fied......Bubba, ya got me!!!

firstgear

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I had my windshield all the way on BUT the last nut on the window post at the drivers corner. Everything was looking good. I had attached the previous 3 nuts that were 5/16-18 threads and was trying to get the last one on. Except it is in kind of a weird angle, well I thought I had cross threaded
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it when I looked up inside the cubby hole it is in. so I took all the nuts back off and pulled the windshield figuring I needed to run a 5/16-18 die over the thread.

I started to put the die on the thread and all of a sudden I realize that the thread isn't an 18 but a 24!
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Bubba had changed out the threaded stud and put in a fine thread rather than the coarse that was every where else. Needless to say, I got it cleaned up and there is now a nice new 5/16-24 nut on it. So in 20 years whoever goes into my windshield to do something, I am sorry...I left Bubbas fine thread stud in the window post....
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Unbelievable!
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Viet Nam Vett

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Egg Harbor Township NJ
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65 BB 502 Cp /MSD ATOMIC EFI/ 2009-HUMMER H2
I had my windshield all the way on BUT the last nut on the window post at the drivers corner. Everything was looking good. I had attached the previous 3 nuts that were 5/16-18 threads and was trying to get the last one on. Except it is in kind of a weird angle, well I thought I had cross threaded
crazy.gif
it when I looked up inside the cubby hole it is in. so I took all the nuts back off and pulled the windshield figuring I needed to run a 5/16-18 die over the thread.

I started to put the die on the thread and all of a sudden I realize that the thread isn't an 18 but a 24!
eek6.gif
Bubba had changed out the threaded stud and put in a fine thread rather than the coarse that was every where else. Needless to say, I got it cleaned up and there is now a nice new 5/16-24 nut on it. So in 20 years whoever goes into my windshield to do something, I am sorry...I left Bubbas fine thread stud in the window post....
willy_nilly.gif


Unbelievable!
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Thanks for Leav-en my bolt in thar. It should hold up real fine for antother 20 years.

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navy2kcoupe

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West Central FL and SE Mass.
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2000 Navy Blue Coupe A4 Z51
Thanks for Leav-en my bolt in thar. It should hold up real fine for antother 20 years.

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Like they say here in New England.....P-I-S-S-A-H!
Andy
 

bossvette

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West Unity Ohio
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1968 1997
He probably used a fan stud, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. What we have to realize is that in the past the number of restoration parts were not available like today so "Bubba" used what he had at hand.
Street Rodders, Hot Rodders, restorers etc have it made today compared to the past just look at the huge aftermarket suppliers yery few people have to fabricate anything anymore.
It used to be "I can do anything with a cutting torch and a Mig welder" now its pass the stack of catalogs.;LOL
 

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