tophat bolt collars/spacers

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tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby chad123 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:39 pm

hi all, i,ve manage to loose the collars that go over the tophat bolts(front subframe)
does anyone know the sizing on these so i can replace them,or if theres any other fix i can do cheers
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Re: tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby l_jonez » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:16 pm

I'd be interested in seeing a diagram/picture as mine just had the standard mini set up
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Re: tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby Stuart » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:29 pm

l_jonez wrote:I'd be interested in seeing a diagram/picture as mine just had the standard mini set up


On my factory built car they were just a bit of roughly cut tube, nothing fancy at all.
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Re: tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby chad123 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:47 pm

l_jonez wrote:I'd be interested in seeing a diagram/picture as mine just had the standard mini set up

how did you get your bolts to torque as mine just keep winding and squashing the top poly bush
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Re: tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby l_jonez » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:59 pm

chad123 wrote:
l_jonez wrote:I'd be interested in seeing a diagram/picture as mine just had the standard mini set up

how did you get your bolts to torque as mine just keep winding and squashing the top poly bush

I haven't, it's completely bare shell atm but hopefully the front subframe will be going in soon
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Re: tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby Inim666 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:08 pm

Just had a look at mine and it has the spacer tube in the shell. If I can get one out I will post a pic
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Re: tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby Jvr19630 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:02 am

I thought the spacer goes over the threaded part of the tower bolt as this is the point the torque is created as this locks to the subframe. The Midas bulkhead is thicker so it needs the spacer.
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Re: tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby chad123 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:59 pm

Jvr19630 wrote:I thought the spacer goes over the threaded part of the tower bolt as this is the point the torque is created as this locks to the subframe. The Midas bulkhead is thicker so it needs the spacer.

Yes your correct they go over the thread and meet up with the solid partto srop the bolt winding through the poly bush.and they then create the torque.
i made some out of an old bike seatpost made they 6mm and the bolt torqued perfectly
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Re: tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby goldeneye » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:17 pm

Does someone have a picture of this? Mine doesn't have a spacer or something...
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Re: tophat bolt collars/spacers

Postby Inim666 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:16 pm

It's more of a sleeve than spacer to be fair. I struggle to get pictures linked properly but will take a photo of mine and post it on my Flickr account
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