What is the actual name of this?

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Old 10-06-20, 04:42 AM
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What is the actual name of this?

I have had this for a bunch of years, and it is great for pulling bolts up through a hold. I know how to use it but I was just wondering what it is called? Does it have a particular name?


 
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Old 10-06-20, 06:51 AM
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The only time I have ever seen or used one of those was with a trailer hitch install when fishing bolts through the box section of the frame.

Bolt puller??
 
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Old 10-06-20, 03:34 PM
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When I'm feeling smart I call it a "bolt fish wire" or "bolt fishing tool" but normally I just say "that springy thing for feeding a bolt into a difficult to reach hole".
 
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Old 10-06-20, 06:10 PM
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Two good answers.

The actual name for it is a Curt Pull Wire #58400.
Search that for places that sell it. You'll find it at trailer supply and automotive parts stores.
 
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Old 10-07-20, 03:58 AM
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LOL! that's pretty much what I have been calling it too. Was just wondering if it had a real name. Good answers though.
 
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Old 10-07-20, 04:46 AM
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New to me!
Never saw one B4. Can someone explain how it's used?
From what I gather it's only for one size bolt.
So do you thread the bolt with the head on outside or the inside?
Then how do you take it off? You'll have a nut on the end, Right?
 
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Old 10-07-20, 06:07 AM
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Norm, Im with you. I've never seen one as far as I know. Maybe so, but didnt know what it was. Ive been watching this thread through curiosity. Since you asked, I searched youtube.
Interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xPPDuZ58rE
 
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Old 10-07-20, 06:11 AM
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Dixie, very informative. Mainly used for automotive and trailer hook up. Looks like spacers are an integral part of the system.

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Old 10-07-20, 07:59 AM
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Interesting, Who knew! good video, they do come in different sizes 3/8” 1/2” 7/16” at least.

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