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Old 10-09-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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JT strong-arm stabilizers - T-handle bolt thread ?

I'm wanting to order some BAL lock-arm stabilizers (just because they can be bought in individual pairs, rather than just as a full set of 6 like the JT's etc), however I'd like to use T-handle bolts like the JT's have.

I found these on amazon: -
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=sr_1_4&sr=8-4

Does anyone know (or could check) the thread-size of the T-handle bolts on the JT strong-arms ?
BAL were kind enough to inform me that the bolts in their Lock-arm stabilizers are 1/2" - 13 thread count. I'm hoping that the JT bolts might be the same, so I could use them with the BAL. (I haven't managed to find any other T-bolts with a 1/2"-13 thread)
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:40 PM   #2
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I assume you have a friend with a welder somewhere. Couple of bolts of the appropriate size...after cutting. Tadaaa. You got some. I would do it for you and I don't even know you.

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Old 10-09-2015, 03:56 PM   #3
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I assume you have a friend with a welder somewhere. Couple of bolts of the appropriate size...after cutting. Tadaaa. You got some. I would do it for you and I don't even know you.

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Appreciate it, may even take you up on the offer (with some remuneration)

Unfortunately I don't have any welding gear anymore, and I can't think of anyone particularly local with a welder, but I will ask around
Don't mind paying a little bit for the solution, which is why I was considering something "off the shelf"
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:18 PM   #4
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... (I haven't managed to find any other T-bolts with a 1/2"-13 thread)
Just take them to a welding shop and have them weld a pc of 1/2" rod on top of the existing handles.
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:39 PM   #5
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After loosing one I ordered some spares direct from JT. You might give them a call.
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:10 PM   #6
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I went to Graingers and bought knobs with the correct bolt size built in.....
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Old 10-10-2015, 03:19 PM   #7
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After loosing one I ordered some spares direct from JT. You might give them a call.
I can get the t-bolts from JT, but I want to check first if they'll fit in the BAL stabilizers
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JT T Bolts =3/8 " thread:

Amazon.com: Lippert Components 314594 Jack Stabilizer Replacement T-Bolt: Automotive
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Thanks, just what I needed to know. I found the Amazon link to them but didn't see the size mentioned there.
If they're 3/8" then I'll have to make something up, or find something elsewhere since the threads for the BAL ones are 1/2"-13
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Thanks, just what I needed to know. I found the Amazon link to them but didn't see the size mentioned there.
If they're 3/8" then I'll have to make something up, or find something elsewhere since the threads for the BAL ones are 1/2"-13
My homemade L shaped ones are 1/2-13. Made them L shaped so they would not have a tendency to loosen on their own with the L and gravity keeping the heavy end down.
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