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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 02, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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I have a wheel stud on my 68 that has some thread damage on the end. I was going to replace it, but a friend recommended a tool called a "universal thread chaser". It claims to be able to repair the threads without removal. Has anyone used one of these? I found one for $40 at toolparadise.com, and if they work, it would be a lot easier than replacing the stud. Any comments??

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 02, 03:23 AM
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Hold your tongue in the lower right of your mouth and borrow a 7/16-20 die and carefully run it over the stud.

Start the die using the "START THIS SIDE" onto the stud, lube well with oil, and it should clean the threads.

Turn the die 1/4 turn, back-up 3/8 turn to clean chips from the flutes, then, another 1/4 turn, etc. until the threads are clean.

Don't bite too hard.....

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I alway bite my togue right in the center,that way I don't have to change if I switch hands

if they are damaged due to heavy rust I'd replace them,cheap ins.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 02, 03:45 PM
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A thread chaser is actually better if you can find a good one. A die will remove metal....you really dont want to do that. A thread chaser is designed to actually "reform" the threads as it is screwed onto the stud. It does not remove metal. I would not use the universal type. Get a thread chaser for your stud size. You should be able to tack down one of the tool truck guys, they usually have them.

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