Anti-theft nuts for Driving Lights

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 11:17
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I was wanting to buy some anti-theft nuts for a set of Lightforce Blitz 240 driving lights. I know Cibie sell them but the price from TJM was $45 per pair which seemed excessive given I need 2 pair to secure my lights. The cibie anti-theft nuts are also stainless and ideally I would like black nuts. I know I can sort this out myself but I thought if anyone knew of a supplier with any other options at a better price...I would love to know.

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Reply By: Hero - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 11:51

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 11:51
Might sound a bit silly, but try a Locksmith, they have a selection of (Tighten Only) nuts and bolts. With some luck you might find your size.
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Reply By: Savvas - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 12:00

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 12:00
Spyves,

There was a suggetion in an earlier thread that makes good sense to me. Try getting your hands on a set of anti-theft wheel nuts that have the correct sized thread and seat on them. Should cost as little as approx $20 a set of 4.
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:49

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:49
Spyves,
The locking wheel nut trick worked for me, I had to cut the thread down slightly due to the locking wheel nut being a blind hole, the thread bottomed out. Just something to watch. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Luke - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 12:30

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 12:30
Find a mate with a welder, and put a small tack weld on the tyhread of the end of each bolt.

Just as secure as a lock nut ( probably more so), and it's free.

Cheers,

Luke.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 14:27

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 14:27
Until you need to remove them... :P
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Follow Up By: Matho - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 16:36

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 16:36
A grinder should take care of that. :-D
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Follow Up By: Luke - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 16:41

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 16:41
...just a soft touch with a sanding disc on an angle grinder ;-)

No problemo :-D
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Reply By: soldierboy - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 14:08

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 14:08
hello spyves.
another simple thing i have seen is to put a roll pin through the bolt. another advantage is it dosnt make it a pain in the but if you have to adjust them
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 13:56

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 13:56
Hi Soldierboy,

For dummies like me, what's a roll pin?
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:07

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:07
gday savvas.
a roll pin is a hollow type of a pin usualy 1mm to anysize you like.
a 2mm roll pin would be good enough for spottys all you do is drill a 2mm hole through the bolt and belt the roll pin in to the hole you have drilled easy to get out if you have a pin punch and a hammer but most thieves wouldnt carry them.back by popular demand
:-)
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 20:48

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 20:48
Hi diamond,

Gotcha! I know the ones. Just didn't know what they were called.

That would be a good way to prevent them coming loose on rough tracks too.
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 16:12

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 16:12
Go to your nearest Repco they have them.
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 19:21

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 19:21
double up nuts and lock them together....
most thieves dont have two spanners handy.

and see if you can get the 12 point nuts as these can only be tightened or undone using 12 point sockets or ring-spanners ( These are not hex shaped) They look similar to the torqe screw drive spanner/fitting but have 12 points. The look of these scare most of because they are not very common and the misconception is that you need special spanners. Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Reply By: Member - MightyQ - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 22:05

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 22:05
How's this, drill 5mm holes through retaining nut, put a good quality padlock through. Works for me
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Reply By: Member - Andrew O - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 13:13

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 13:13
What about some Loctite (a glue designed to bond a nut to its surface) - that means the thief has to have a heat gun to get the nut off.

So much to see, too little time ...
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Old Jack - Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 23:11

Sunday, Oct 19, 2003 at 23:11
yep!
try 620 or 680 loctite on the threads with primer first, BTW for those out there who are not familure with these products it dosn't bond the surface the nut pulls up onto it Bonds the thread's together! after it's set yes heat & a very big breaker bar would be required to un do it!

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