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    38MM Ring Spanner

    Long story and you wont care BUT I often have to swap out the tow ball on the car. Trailer uses the smaller one and the bike rack is way better with the bigger one AND needs a little flat plate under it to stop it moving about so you cant fit the trailer on anyway...

    Uses a 38MM (or close to it) nut...

    Repco/supercheap don't usually go up that big so any other recommendations???

    Cheers

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    How much do you want it?

    https://www.nztools.co.nz/products/c...n-spanner-38mm

    You could always put a changeable towball on the car instead...

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    I think a solid towball would be safer than a Chinese changeable one.. Besides the weird base plate for the bike rack under the towball means I need to change it anyway...

    I don't mind the $$ for the spanner..

    cheers

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    Cheaper to buy a 38mm socket .

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    Don't you have secondhand tool shops up there ? An inch and a half ring is close as dammit the same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwilly View Post
    Cheaper to buy a 38mm socket .
    I've got a bit fuck off 38mm socket... Its one of those heavy impact driver types and that's a prob as its nearly impossible to use solo - I need 2 hands and a 3rd to stop the ball rotating... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    Don't you have secondhand tool shops up there ? An inch and a half ring is close as dammit the same...
    Oh - good point - theres a place out Petone I think. Shit - if I go there Vicki will come along and there will be clothes shopping and lunch... Feck - could get expensive....

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    Petone: WR Twiggs, just inland from the car dealer's at the big dodgy cross intersection in the middle of Waione St. They do Saturday mornings.

    There is a secondhand tool shop in Petone (railway station end of Jackson Street), go there if you want to see good gear but at eye-watering prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    Oh - good point - theres a place out Petone I think. Shit - if I go there Vicki will come along and there will be clothes shopping and lunch... Feck - could get expensive....
    Down here another place worth looking at is the local pawn shop...Some of the imported labour have expensive drug habits and it does a good trade in tools....

    But ours has a very good jewellery section.....

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    Cash Converters - lots of tools that don't really look like home handyman stuff but might have been found on a building site or engineering shop.
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    Try D&S Sharpening Services on Kapiti Road for something closer to home. You might be surprised at the breadth of their product range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madness View Post
    You might be surprised at the breadth of their product range.
    He wants to remove his towball - not make sammichs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    He wants to remove his towball - not make sammichs.
    I should hope not, he's married!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    Long story and you wont care BUT I often have to swap out the tow ball on the car. Trailer uses the smaller one and the bike rack is way better with the bigger one AND needs a little flat plate under it to stop it moving about so you cant fit the trailer on anyway...

    Uses a 38MM (or close to it) nut...

    Repco/supercheap don't usually go up that big so any other recommendations???

    Cheers
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    I am picking you have never been a farmer
    Failing that just try an engineeering shop they usually sell singles
    Actually so does Mitre Ten. just checked only up to 32mm though
    Just find the koken van.
    Have you looked on trademe they have plenty

    It actually sounds to me you would be better off with a detachable tow hits
    We always had them on rangers and toyotas so we could fit the AG couplings
    detachable-towbar.jpgcushioned-shin-protector-300x180.jpg
    More research required...

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    an aquaintance across the road from my work has the snap on man visit regularly.Let me know and i will see if he can get one.WR twigg also has converitiballs ie a 1/78 ball and a 50 mm ball fir onto the same shank

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