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Old 06-05-2007
cambosscout80 cambosscout80 is offline
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reverse threaded lug nuts

Our 63 scout 80 has reverse threaded lug nuts on the drivers front wheel.
I found this out after tearing one off loosening the normal way. Is this something standard on this rig, or did previous owner do some more "harvey haywire" to the old girl? Thanks for any answers.
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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

alot of vehicle had reverse threaded lugnuts that era and even some later era 1 tons found that out on my buddys 83 furd diesel had both of us jumping up and down on a handle from a floor jack and a 3 foot breaker bar until we noticed what was going on : doh : after we finished feeling stupid : bonk : it was easier lol. my 68 1300 has them too never got why but alot of commercial vehicles have them. i've heard that it was because the way the wheel rotates on that side to keep them from loosening but it never made any sense to me : coco : .

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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

Thanks for the info...have you changed them out to standard lugs?
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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

Both wheels on the drivers's side are reverse thread on the early models.
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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

You could buy a set of studs and nuts for the opposite side but it hardly seems worth the trouble to replace them unless the threads are damaged.
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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

Driver's side front and rear had reverse threads stock. I swapped out the studs on mine for right hand threads. I had to steal them off old hubs, but I'm sure one of the LL dealers would be happy to sell you some
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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

Thanks!
I have another set from one of our junkyard treasure hunts. I will swap them out immediately.
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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

Left hand thread lug nuts have an "L" stamped on the end. Pick out the dirt and wire brush the end then smear a little paint in the"L" so you easily spot them next time. No need to change.

If you decide to change, drive one of the left hand studs out and take it to your parts store. They will have studs to match in right hand thread. Best to press them in rather than drive them. You can also tap them in slightly to start them then pull them in with a lug nut and air wrench or strong arm.
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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

anyone actually know the reason why they used lefty threads on the left side?

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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

Left over from wagon days. As stated, threads were designed to keep the nuts on against rotation.
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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

Best thing to do would be to replace about half of the lefties for righties, then take it in to the tire shop, sit back and watch the fun! : bonk :
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Re: reverse threaded lug nuts

You are a MEAN sob Walker! Can I go with you??? If not, take a video!
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