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Old 06-11-2014, 10:23 PM   #1
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Fix for bolt loosening off on exterior steps

The rear bolts in the pictures keep loosening off and falling out. I have replaced with a larger lag bolt and it is now coming out. Unfortunately I can't use a nut and bolt because the underbelly is sealed. Is there a fix for this without having to take off or cut into the protective underbelly material?
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:28 PM   #2
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Loctite? (#WINATGLUE Loctite Super Glue, Sealants, Epoxy | Loctite Adhesives)
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:37 PM   #3
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The rear bolts in the pictures keep loosening off and falling out. I have replaced with a larger lag bolt and it is now coming out. Unfortunately I can't use a nut and bolt because the underbelly is sealed. Is there a fix for this without having to take off or cut into the protective underbelly material?
Auto parts or big box store "Nylok" self locking nuts. Not impossible to remove but won't loosen either.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:56 PM   #4
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Are you trying to screw in to plastic?
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Are you trying to screw in to plastic?
It's the frame I beam on mine. I'd just slit the underbelly and put a nut on it and tape it shut.
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Are you trying to screw in to plastic?
No, it goes through the plastic liner and then the frame.
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Cut it drill it bolt it forget it
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I suggest Grade 8 hardware on anything involving those steps.
After the last rivet break, I sucked it up and replaced all the rivets with grade 8 bolts, washers, and lock nuts.
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