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 Post subject: truss rod for early 70's 4001?
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:00 pm 
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Hello, I am in need of a truss rod for my '71 4001. After adding a block to stop the nuts from diving into the headstock I snapped one of the rod's threads off. I saw the new truss rods on the Rick site but they are only for later models. Can anyone help me out?
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 Post subject: Re: truss rod for early 70's 4001?
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:56 pm 
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See my post in the other topic about 78 4001's, you can have new ends welded on.


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 Post subject: Re: truss rod for early 70's 4001?
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:31 pm 
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See my post in the other topic about 78 4001's, you can have new ends welded on.
Or you can re-thread the existing rods. Feel free to contact me for further details.


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 Post subject: Re: truss rod for early 70's 4001?
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:37 pm 
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If only the threaded portion is damaged, you have an easy solution. Cut off the damaged half of the rod by the amount snapped off the previously threaded portion, then re-thread the longer part with a hardware store die. That's it!

The loss of even 2 inches makes little difference as the portion down near the body doesn't really do much anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: truss rod for early 70's 4001?
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:04 pm 
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Rick, thanks for the easy solution. one last question, can you tell me what size thread is used and can I purchase a replacement nut from the factory?


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