half way through the install now... had to stop for the day before the brackets on the inside are fabbed and mounted... but it folds down now (just doesnt stop without the insde done ) Bought the green HF nutsert tool and bent it.... took it back got the red one... works much better IMHO... Thanks for the great idea!
for a cheap nutsert tool you can take a piece of flat steel drill a hole the next size up from your bolt in it and use a longer bolt of that size with a couple washers between the head of the bolt and the flat then screw your nutsert on the back side and use a ratchet or i use a small impact to tighten it up just have to make sure you dont overdo it and strip it out i use one everyday at work to do these on semi trucks and trailers much cheaper and if you break it just get another bolt or a new piece of flat bar
Originally Posted by tigertrack1600m View Post
personally i prefered the red one linked earlier in this thread.... the green one bent on me.....
still havent finished my build yet.... did you make that bracket on the inside of the gate (silver steel one with 6 bolts) or did you buy it somewhere?
on mine even with a hardtop on I have had no rattles... it closed real tight..... i still havent put in the cables.... evertime i start to work onit my back tries to go out... maybe thats a sign.....
What do you guys think about using an old set of hood hinges instead of buying gate hinges? I know they wouldn't have as many screws/bolts holding them on. Maybe a drill would make short work of that, just pop in a few more?
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