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Door Nuts

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by w1lso, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Apr 3, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    Does anyone know if they make different sizes in the door hinge nuts? I got me some motorcycle mirrors for going doorless and they work great in the wind at high speeds but the thread barely sticks out the bottom of the hinge. I was hoping the door nut would work but I need one a tad bigger.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2017 at 8:15 AM
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    I'm guessing you mean longer. Check a local hardware store. They carry all sorts of sizes of fasteners
     
  3. Apr 3, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    The thread on the mirror is a tad bigger. Just wondering if they make a bigger hinge nut or is that just a Jeep thing?

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  4. Apr 3, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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    Take the mirror to any hardware store. They have sizing tools to measure the size and thread count so that you can then choose the correct nut for the job.
     
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  5. Apr 3, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    Ok I'll try that.
     
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    Great idea to repurpose a set of motorcycle mirrors. Another idea is to modify the "bend" in the metal to extend the threads deeper into the hinge. Some hardware stores may have a threaded extension if its a common size.
     
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  7. Apr 3, 2017 at 10:43 PM
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    Didn't know that was a option, I'll check into that. Thanks
     
  8. Apr 4, 2017 at 7:10 AM
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    You might be able to size it to the OEM nut using a tap. You can get a Tap & Die set at Harbor Freight for a fair price.
     
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  9. Apr 4, 2017 at 10:48 AM
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    I need to check with some guys I work with, they may be able to do that. I didn't know that was a thing lol... but that's a great idea. Thanks for the help guys!
     
  10. Apr 8, 2017 at 8:09 PM
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    Well guys I got my mirrors fixed up. Went to a machine shop and the guy there grinded the stem down, bout a quarter inch, where the washer stopped so I could move the washer up. Just gotta sand em and paint em and they'll be good to go.
     
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