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Old 01-10-2020, 07:38 PM   #1
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Default How I Made Radio Hanging Bolts For My 34 Ford

I started by turning down the shaft to 3/8" diameter for for a length of 2-7/32". Then turned the whole assembly around and cut the head to 13/16" in diameter. Notice the spigot I made on the end of the shaft. It will be for holding the work during some of the process and will be removed at the end. You can now see the work ready for threading. I threaded the shaft with a 3/8" 16 die. I used the tail stock of the lathe to hold the work so as not to put stress on the back gears. The lathe main chuck was used to keep the die going straight. After threading the shaft I turned my attention to the head. The head of the bolt was cut down to length, faced, and a taper was cut on it. This gave it the proper profile. And the last step was to mill a flat on each side of the head. Take a look at the finished product. In the past many guys have cut down carriage bolts with poor results. Notice how the head of my bolt is really beefy to support the weight of the radio. This bolt is identical to the original in every way. So I will be proud to put it on my car.
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:16 PM   #2
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nice work as usual sir!
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:28 PM   #3
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Roy Nacewicz use to supply those bolts. I wonder if Michael Driskell will be supplying them now that he has taken over Roy's business...
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:26 AM   #4
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I have seen Carrage bolts modified to fit, they will work and are close in appearance buy yours are spot on. I applaud your work!
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:25 AM   #5
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Henry Maudsley was a genius.
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:49 AM   #6
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You mean Henry Maudslay...

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Thanks Pete. I had a feeling I was incorrect but, took a chance.
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I have a 34 glove box radio and face plate that someone could own very reasonable, I will never use it. I will be lucky to get the two cars I have now before I take that dirt nap.
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Old 01-12-2020, 06:48 AM   #9
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Beautiful
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:41 AM   #10
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Can you make two bolts for my 34 I will pay for the bolts.
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