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VADROUILLE
05-04-11, 08:32
anybody got a 55mm and a 60mm deep socket they would lend or sell me? its the only tool i can use to tighten up a new skin fitting im putting in!

mainmarine
05-04-11, 09:41
anybody got a 55mm and a 60mm deep socket they would lend or sell me? its the only tool i can use to tighten up a new skin fitting im putting in!
Why not use a pair of water pump pliers: http://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/water-pump-pliers/cat831210 you don't need a lot of torque on a skin fitting.

VADROUILLE
06-04-11, 07:40
Why not use a pair of water pump pliers: http://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/water-pump-pliers/cat831210 you don't need a lot of torque on a skin fitting.

because like i said in my first post its the only tool i can use. its in a very very tight space, and its a bad design. i cant get any leverage from spanners or water pump pliers. a crows foot was mentioned but that wont work either!

mainmarine
06-04-11, 09:54
Can you just hold/wedge the nut inside and turn the outer rim with gland pliers? or make a socket out of sheet metal bent around the nut and held with a jubilee clip while you tighten it.

parsifal
06-04-11, 10:10
anybody got a 55mm and a 60mm deep socket they would lend or sell me? its the only tool i can use to tighten up a new skin fitting im putting in!

Would this break the bank?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Melco-Tim11-Metric-Spanner-60mm/dp/B0001P0EBY

lenseman
06-04-11, 10:29
anybody got a 55mm and a 60mm deep socket they would lend or sell me? its the only tool i can use to tighten up a new skin fitting im putting in!

You are possibly using the wrong word in your search and as a consequence costs are high. :(

Google for '55mm box spanner' and you might find a cheap supplier.

I know they are called spanners but they are cheap pressed tin deep sockets which is what you are seeking. :)

mainmarine
06-04-11, 11:47
I recently borrowed a 55mm socket from a mate, for use on my car, the only ones I could find to buy were around 50. for 3/4 drive and over 100 for 1" drive.

Dipper
06-04-11, 11:53
I use a box spanner to install mine.

earlybird
06-04-11, 14:10
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Melco-TIM11-Metric-Box-Spanner-55mm-x-60mm-x-8in-/130345599559?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item1e59340247

parsifal
06-04-11, 14:30
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Melco-TIM11-Metric-Box-Spanner-55mm-x-60mm-x-8in-/130345599559?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item1e59340247

Cheaper from Amazon, I think! See post #5

earlybird
06-04-11, 14:37
Yep! didn't notice your link. Destroyed my faith in ebay!

VADROUILLE
07-04-11, 20:40
cheers chaps, now ordering off amazon.

its ideal because i cant get anything around the nut, bill dixon was a good designer, but clearly not that good!

allthough i still wont be able to get a complete turn with a box spanner i can at least get a shifter on the end and do half a turn at a time.

thansk to all who replied

chewi
07-04-11, 22:55
You can ram a softwood wedge with a hole across it into the skin fitting and turn that from the outside instead provided you can hold the nut still on the inside,perhaps with a stillson from one direction or another. There's usually a lug in the bore for it to grip.