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Skid Plate Bolt Size

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ArmoredDozer, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    ArmoredDozer

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    I bought my X-SP used about two years ago. Finally getting around to stopping some rust that is forming underneath from salt air near the ocean. I took the front skid plate off to clean it up and paint it, but one of the four bolts was already snapped off. I drilled it, but would like to tap out the hole. I have no idea what size tap to use. I think its metric, but metric tap sizes confuse the crap out of me and I don't want to buy a whole set of metric taps for this one project.

    Any help on this simple but obscure question?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Wattapunk

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    Can't you just take one of the other bolts to home depot/Lowe's and getting it sized/threaded there?
     
  3. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    ArmoredDozer

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    I could, and I will, but was just curious as I work long hours and don't get to go shopping for stuff till the weekend. Guess I will have to do it on my own now. If I find out I will post back for others to learn.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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    Try this:
    12mm head
    M8 x 1.25 thread spacing, about 1.5 inches long
     
  5. Mar 5, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    Thanks very much Wattapunk. I went to the hardware store today, and sure enough a M8 x 1.25 nut fit on the bolts in question. Made it very simple to buy the correct tap, some new bolts, and the right size drill bit for the job. I know it was a simple and obvious question, but I appreciate you answering it.

    Love the avatar, sig, and quote by the way.
     
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