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Need to find a 12mm allen socket.....

Does anyone have for sale, or can tell me where I can purchase, a 12mm allen head socket for adjusting the camber and toe bolts on the spring plate? I would prefer a long bit with the rounded "ball" feature in a 1/2" drive set up.

I was able to borrow one from my wrench the other day, but don't want to wear out my welcome

I can't seem to find them......


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I got mine from Sears. They have one that is about 4-5 inches long. Just use a die grinder to shorten the other end so it will clear the trailing arms. Works great.
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Just get a bolt with a 13 mm head and grind the head down. You can chose how long a bolt to use...double nut it ot weld the nut on....BAM! Camber and tow adjuster.
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I bought some allen sockets from Sears, bought the cheapo Campanion ones, one set for home one for the toolbox in my car. Arguably, they are 3/8 drive and about 2.5 inches long, but you can always use an extension.
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Man, I went to Sears and all they had was a standard allen wrench, so I picked it up anyway.

Souk, you are so damn inventive! That sounds pretty trick and would only cost a buck or so. Any reason that I wouldn't get one with a 12mm head though to avoid the grinding down part?

I am in the slow class


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I bought a 12mm allen wrench, cut it at the "L" and made a short and a long allen socket by welding the pieces into two 12mm sockets; really - who uses 12mm sockets anyway?
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Chris, I just happened to have a 13mm headed bolt...and I have never used/seen a 12 mm headed bolt...not that I can recall...like Thom said "who uses 12mm sockets anyway?"

That's not inventive..you should see how I get the cross shaft needle bearing out of a G-50

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Funny.

A 12mm was one of the staples on my Landcruiser and still is on my CR500. I bet I even have one on hand.

Send me your unwanted 12mm sockets and wrenches anytime

Thanks again for the idea, I like it!

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