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GWIZ 05-17-2013 04:04 AM

The Lug nut impression.
 
3 Attachment(s)
1, 2) Making a key to remove the lug nuts.

3) 3/4" mild steel hex stock, I wanted something harder but that is all I had.
machined down the diameter so I could slide it onto the nut and center it for an impression.

GWIZ 05-17-2013 04:10 AM

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1) Soldering tools.

2) Added a layer of solder.

3) placed it over the lug-nut and hit it with a hammer, did ok but the nut is somewhat rounded and did not quite imprint the outer edges.

4,5 ) roughly cut up to the impression with an 1/8" end-mill.

GWIZ 05-17-2013 04:14 AM

2 Attachment(s)
1, 2) A little tapping with a hammer and finished up with a Dremel.

Wouldn't you know it the nuts were a little tighter then snug, I probably could have unscrew them with a stout screwdriver.

Cavalry 05-17-2013 04:42 AM

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Nice work!
Do you want to reuse the lock or did you just want to get the damn thing off?

These sockets are available for a reasonable price. They work pretty good on stripped lugnuts and lockers

Walker 05-17-2013 07:10 AM

Wow! I'd have just welded a nut onto it.

GWIZ 05-17-2013 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cavalry (Post 549838)
Nice work!
Do you want to reuse the lock or did you just want to get the damn thing off?

These sockets are available for a reasonable price. They work pretty good on stripped lugnuts and lockers

One time thing just needed to get them off.

I figured it would take longer to find whatever was used to remove them.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Walker (Post 549846)
Wow! I'd have just welded a nut onto it.

I was thinking about welding a socket on them, was not sure a 120 volt welder would be enough, no 240 volts at the house.

cutter 05-17-2013 01:35 PM

Well, in any case it makes an interesting thread. :)
Good job, thanks.

Scotts 05-17-2013 04:31 PM

Well done young man.

Scott

Dave Lee 05-18-2013 05:28 AM

Well, by golly, that's a new one on me! Good job!:cool:

Dave

Floptop 05-18-2013 10:57 AM

That's an impressive impression. :)
I drive an impact socket tight over the lug nut. Between standard and metric sockets one always drives on tight enough.


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