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Unread 03-22-2007, 09:11 AM   #16
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i dont really understand how the nutsert works and how u keep it from spinning when the new one is installed...i also dont understand how the new one is installed..i got myself all confused.

The nut and the star lock washer prevent the nutsert from spinning. You hold the wrench steady and tighten the bolt. The wrench and nut stay stationary. As you tighten the bolt it creates force on the nut and the lock washer. That force allows the lock washer to dig into the nutsert, holding it stationary. By holding the nut steady it holds the nutsert steady. The nut, lock washer and nutsert act as one moving part and the bolt is the other. The two upper washers work sort of like a bearing between the two seperate parts of the tool.

The nutsert works like this, As you tighten the bolt it forces the nutsert to collapse and expand onto the inside of the frame. Once it is collapsed it looks just like a rivet . The middle of the nutsert is bulged, making it bigger than the hole it went through.

I hope this clears it up for you.

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Unread 03-25-2007, 10:42 AM   #17
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Your local jeep dealer! They cost $7.50 a piece! six nutserts and six bolts was $74.
Could you post the part number, please? If it's still handy, that is...
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Unread 03-31-2007, 03:54 PM   #18
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bump for part number please, i just lost one on my tc skid

part # for the crossmember rivnuts (nutserts) is 6506629AA. correct?

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Unread 03-31-2007, 05:12 PM   #19
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I went to the dealer, he pulled up an exploded view of the chassis and I pointed to the part. I don't have the part #.
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Unread 03-31-2007, 06:57 PM   #20
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BDuece

Great how to & good pics. The way a tutorial should be.

2 BIG . Nice to give props to your

phone helper too !

If the TJ forum starts a sticky for good common tech how to's,
Mod's put this one on there.
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Unread 04-01-2007, 09:22 AM   #21
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bump for part number please, i just lost one on my tc skid

part # for the crossmember rivnuts (nutserts) is 6506629AA. correct?
can someone verify part number?
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Unread 04-01-2007, 10:02 AM   #22
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My '06 Parts List does show that part number for the nut inserts (rivets) for the "Skid Plate Support"

6506 629AA Rivet
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Unread 04-01-2007, 11:17 AM   #23
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My '06 Parts List does show that part number for the nut inserts (rivets) for the "Skid Plate Support"

6506 629AA Rivet
Yep, for the late models, they are 12mm metric. The early models were standard, 1/2" I think. It's the early part # that we need too...
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Yep, for the late models, they are 12mm metric. The early models were standard, 1/2" I think. It's the early part # that we need too...
I'm gonna cal the jeep stealership tomorrow, and or might go buy a welder and just tack the damn thing back in place
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Unread 04-02-2007, 08:16 AM   #25
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I'm gonna cal the jeep stealership tomorrow, and or might go buy a welder and just tack the damn thing back in place
my local dealership can't find the part number for a 99 sport.... wtf?
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Unread 04-02-2007, 08:52 AM   #26
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ok, got a part number from a dealer in another town,

All it said for 99 TJ was - skid plate nut - #6035739
quantity used 6 - $7.50 a piece

Can someone verify this?
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Unread 04-02-2007, 02:12 PM   #27
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Dealership told me all they could do is cut open the frame and weld a new nut in there.
They said it wasn't a very common problem for these to come loose.
wow

I'm going to make this tool and try it out and see if i can save the one that is still in there.
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Unread 04-02-2007, 02:34 PM   #28
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ok, got a part number from a dealer in another town,

All it said for 99 TJ was - skid plate nut - #6035739
quantity used 6 - $7.50 a piece

Can someone verify this?
AWESOME!!! I think this is it. I have the factory parts printout. This part is NOT shown on the illustration but is listed. It says just what you said "06035739, 6 required, NUT Skid Plate". This must be the early model 1/2" nutsert!

Thank you!!!
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Unread 04-02-2007, 04:17 PM   #29
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ok, got a part number from a dealer in another town,

All it said for 99 TJ was - skid plate nut - #6035739
quantity used 6 - $7.50 a piece

Can someone verify this?

Thats what I paid for them. Even worse I paid $4.20 each for the factory bolts and I ended up not using them. You don't have to buy all 6!
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Unread 04-02-2007, 07:55 PM   #30
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well attempt at resurrecting spinning nutzert failed miserably.
Bolt comes out easily but will not tighten.

I just lock tighted the heck out of it and the other 5 tight bolts and will call it good till I get back from my trip to colorado.
I'm leaving next weekend and driving, so I'll just keep a socket handy and check them every morning.
I'm going to go ahead and order 3 from the dealer and fix it when i get back.
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