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Old December 10th, 2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Self tapping bolts vs. drill and tap?

Hey guys.
I am going to be building a transfer case skid for my zj. I plan to copy this design http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/z...-build-754151/

However I can not find any self tapping 3/8 bolts in my area and was wondering if just tapping would work. I know it basically the same thing but with the thin metal of the uni body would the tap do a good enough job to get the bolt in afterwards?
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Old December 10th, 2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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Any time I have used self taping bolts you can never get them really tight as they will just strip. I would not want to trust those to hold up all that weight.......weld a nut to plate steel, drill hold in the unibody frame , than weld that plate to the unibody and it will hold the skid.
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