Great help in 79 series lost wheel

Submitted: Monday, Jul 02, 2018 at 17:51
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A couple of days ago on Saturday while heading to Karijini NP lost the rear passengers wheel. Gave the bitumen a bit of a scour, wore a bit off the disk brake, ground the fish plate down a fair bit. Got it off the road and jacked it up an got the disc off, cut away a little of the backing plate. Renewed all the studs and nut ( spare stash ) dressed up the disc with a flapper wheel on the grinder, put it all back together and headed to Port Hedland. Was told of a fellow, Jeff Brockman from N&l Mechanical in Wedgefield who fixed me up on Monday staight away. Got the parts from different parts of town. I got a second hand rim from the wreckers in Wedgefield and the Toyo Tyre from Tyre-right in Wedgefield. Good end result, thanks to Jeff and his staff for a job well done.
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Jul 02, 2018 at 18:19

Monday, Jul 02, 2018 at 18:19
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Good one Raymond.
Cheers
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2018 at 22:44

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2018 at 22:44
Raymond, I'm presuming the vehicle is the traytop in your pic?

Unfortunately, losing rear wheels is a fairly common occurrence with heavily loaded 79 series.

I presume all the studs fractured? This means it's highly likely the studs on the other side are in a similar condition (studs cracking) - and I'd recommend the other side rear wheel studs need to be checked, to ensure a similar event doesn't happen again soon, with the drivers side.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 09:39

Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 09:39
Part and parcel of not 'just' Tojo overloading Etc ... the problem stems from incorrect torque applied to the wheel nuts on most vehiclesbe it Tojo or any other make ....yes 'rattle' guns are a gods send for time and money BUT unless they are calibrated regulary and the tire fitter has a 'gun' for each and every model vehicle nuts and studs get over tightened - stretched .
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Follow Up By: Member - Raymond J - Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 20:33

Thursday, Jul 05, 2018 at 20:33
Hi Ron, yes you are correct, it is a Ute and I changed all tyres around 3000kms ago in Mackay. After getting the wheel on checked all wheels and found all other nuts took a little righting. Goes to show the only nut not checking things is the one behind the steering wheel. Will look at the other studs also because they done the same work. Thanks Ray.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jul 06, 2018 at 08:36

Friday, Jul 06, 2018 at 08:36
Raymond,

If you check back through the many blogs of Mick O's, he mentioned some wheel studs he had fabricated by a workshop in, I think, Adelaide. The firm also did mail order if I remember correctly.

Need some for my own 79 too,

We might have passed you somewhere, in WA, were at Karajini on 24-25th June, then out to Tom Price, before turning east for home, via Carrawine Gorge.

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Follow Up By: Member - Raymond J - Saturday, Jul 07, 2018 at 22:56

Saturday, Jul 07, 2018 at 22:56
Hi Bob

Was in Carawine Gorge on the 26 - 27 of last month. Came through from Alice via the Gary Junction. Left and went to Marble Bar for a little while before heading to Newnan. Very close to each other alright. Thanks for the info will look it up.

Thanks Ray.
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Reply By: OBJ - Friday, Jul 06, 2018 at 16:49

Friday, Jul 06, 2018 at 16:49
Reminds me of the old Kenny Rogers song "You :Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me, Loose Wheel".

No need to thank me .. it's all part of the job.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Friday, Jul 06, 2018 at 23:19

Friday, Jul 06, 2018 at 23:19
Yes, unfortunately, every time you hear it, though - you end up feeling, it's a big let-down. [;-)

No need to thank me - I do this for free, all the time - and I don't even work here.



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