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Old 08-11-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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B A L stabilizer fastener

I am working on 74 trade wind and one of the stabilizers needs refastening. the manual listed a 1/4" x #14 tec screw. Anybody used anything else? Or should I try to find some of these?
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:44 AM   #2
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It's just a self tapping fastener. A local hardware store should be able to replace it for you - take one with you....
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:24 AM   #3
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I put on a new jack in the spring and replaced some loose bolts holding other jacks on. My AS is by no means in bad shape (nor perfect!) but the holes holding the jacks on were so corroded that no 1/4" fastner was going to hold the jack on. There's some other discussions here on the forums about J bolts. I couldn't find anyone locally that carried them, so I cut some 1/4" all-thread to about 3" long, then bend the top 1.5" of it into a curve. I drilled the holes in the frame to 3/8". Then, you can slip the homemade bolts up into the frame rail and you're left with a stud (loosely) sticking out. When you start cranking on the nut, the part up in the frame will eventually stop against the frame and you can torque it down.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for your advice, I am finally getting to this, I am over-sizing the hole and threading for a larger bolt, if that does not work I will go your route.
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