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Strut top nut.Where to buy.?

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Stuffed a strut top nut getting it off.Can’t seem to get hold of one anywhere.Anyone else had this problem?
 

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Wrecker will have thousands of them....So there's a good point of call
 

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Stuffed a strut top nut getting it off.Can’t seem to get hold of one anywhere.Anyone else had this problem?
Just go to a suspension shop they will have hundreds spare as all new shocks come with them. I'm just a service mechanic and I even have a few in my tool box.
 

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Wrecker will have thousands of them....So there's a good point of call
Tried the wreckers,they won’t seperate them from the struts,so I gotta buy the whole strut.I can get a locking nut that’s thicker,just have to get it machined down.Seems like a lot of mucking around for a simple nut.
 

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Tried the wreckers,they won’t seperate them from the struts,so I gotta buy the whole strut.I can get a locking nut that’s thicker,just have to get it machined down.Seems like a lot of mucking around for a simple nut.
Just use the locking nut it won't make a difference. It's like 1mm thicker.
 

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Just go to a suspension shop they will have hundreds spare as all new shocks come with them. I'm just a service mechanic and I even have a few in my tool box.
Tried the suspension shop and they reckon they can’t get them,tried the wreckers,they won’t seperate them from the strut.Tried the nut and bolt shop,but I could only get ones twice the thickness so I will have to get it machined down as they have a locki thread at the top which will not lock onto thread at current thickness.
 

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Tried the suspension shop and they reckon they can’t get them,tried the wreckers,they won’t seperate them from the strut.Tried the nut and bolt shop,but I could only get ones twice the thickness so I will have to get it machined down as they have a locki thread at the top which will not lock onto thread at current thickness.
Where are you? I'm in ACT and have a few. If you're close by you could swing past my work and grab one.
 

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You should be able to take the top nuts and use them on the strut then use full sized nuts on the top.
 

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Just use the locking nut it won't make a difference. It's like 1mm thicker.
The original nuts have some sort of taper to the inside thread.i Bought the thinnest ones I could get ,whitch were twice the thickness,so the locking part of the thread won’t work unless theyre machined down.
 

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Where are you? I'm in ACT and have a few. If you're close by you could swing past my work and grab one.
Be a bit of a drive from where I am in Launceston.Thanks all the same mate!
 
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