Curt Fish Wire Bolt Leader - 1/2"

Curt Fish Wire Bolt Leader - 1/2"

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  • Curt
  • 1/2 Inch
This bolt leader helps you easily pull 1/2" bolts or other hardware through hard-to-access holes in your vehicle's frame. The fish wire tool helps you install a trailer hitch receiver, fifth-wheel rails, gooseneck hitch, or other items. Lowest Prices for the best tools from Curt. Curt Fish Wire Bolt Leader - 1/2" part number C58400 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Tools - C58400

This bolt leader helps you easily pull 1/2" bolts or other hardware through hard-to-access holes in your vehicle's frame. The fish wire tool helps you install a trailer hitch receiver, fifth-wheel rails, gooseneck hitch, or other items.


Features:

  • Lets you guide bolts and mounting blocks through hard-to-reach holes in your vehicle's closed frame
  • Helps position bolts while you are installing hitch receivers, gooseneck hitches, or 5th-wheel rails on certain applications
  • Constructed of spring steel
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 1/2" bolts
  • Length: 18"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


58400 1/2" Fishwire by Curt







Video of Curt Fish Wire Bolt Leader - 1/2"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Hitch Hardware Replacement Installation

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the hardware needed to replace a damaged hardware kit for your hitch installation. Or maybe to replace a weld nut that's not existent any longer. You'll need five components. One will be a bolt leader part# C58400, conical tooth washer part# 01292-008, a nut part# 55178, a spacer part# RP3022, and finally your 1/2" carriage bolt part# RP-01266-007. Now here's what our replacement fastener looks like once it's installed and torqued down. AS you can see, this could really make the difference between being able to get the hitch installed on your vehicle or not.

This is going to give us a very sturdy attachment point. You want to match this of course with a M12 or 1/2" bolt, if that's what it called for before, that's what you want to replace it with. But this is going to give you the option to, like in our case we're missing a weld nut here, to bring that down through, still get that hitch installed on your vehicle.Now to get all of this hardware up in place we use a pull wire. So it'll go through the hole, comes out of the access point. Now this is the hardware kit we're going to use.

As you can see we've got a spacer block. We're going to use the pull wire to pull that and our carriage bolt up, then we'll bring it down through that hole. Our hitch will then go in place. We'll use our conical tooth washer, and our nut to secure it. So that'll provide us with a new attachment point.

For the bolt you're going to need part# RP-01266-007. For the spacer block #RP-3022. The conical tooth washer is part# 01292-008, and the nut is part# 55178. So we'll take the pull wire, we need to go in the hole, and we'll push it rearwards so that it comes out of the end of our frame rail.Once that's come out we'll slide our spacer block on, and we'll thread on our carriage bolt. I like to start my spacer block first, so I'm just going to get it kind of started up into the frame, then we give it a push up in.

The bolt should drag that along with it now. We'll pull that down through the hole in the frame rail, make sure our bolt engages the block, and we'll remove our pull wire. Now on the bolt we replaced we'll put our conical tooth washer on. The teeth of that need to face up towards the hitch. Then we'll thread on our nut.Now it's time to go through and torque all of our hardware down to the specifications listed in our instructions. For the bolt that we had to replace in that weld nut area, we're going to torque it to the same specification we do to our other carriage bolt. That's going to complete our look at the hardware required to replace a damaged carriage bolt or weld nut.


Customer Reviews

Curt Fish Wire Bolt Leader - 1/2" - C58400

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (76 Customer Reviews)

This bolt leader helps you easily pull 1/2" bolts or other hardware through hard-to-access holes in your vehicle's frame. The fish wire tool helps you install a trailer hitch receiver, fifth-wheel rails, gooseneck hitch, or other items.

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Works great, but don't pull too hard, will bend the coil. For this price, I bought 2 to be safe, but made it through the project using just one. 671846



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Worked for what I needed, but flimsy and wouldn't last more than a couple uses 664754


Comments

The fishwire tool is typically used as a single-use tool.

-- Mike L - 07/02/2019

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What a difference the right tool makes for an installation of a hitch. It is worth it's weight in gold! 659086



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This tool bar exceeds the Original to supplied 644596



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Product came fast and looked of good quality and was very easy to install 639597



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This bugger makes things easy. Fits right and doesn't slip off like a home made one. 616698



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If you're going to do your own base plate installation on a Fiesta this is a must have! 612770



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Very Great product 603471



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Very handy when installing the hitch receiver bar to a 2004 Honda Civic 4-door. Once tightened the bolt a bit too tight - had to do some prying to get it off. Nice that the wire was a bit curved, as it guided itself through the out-hole. I also used a magnet to grab the wire end. 599057



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I'd still be trying to get the bolts inside my frame to bolt the hitch in without this tool. 587805



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First time customer. The two women I spoke with placing my order were fantastic. My order arrived as I was told it would. I will definitely be doing business with Etrailer as future needs arise. Thank you, Kevin 576197



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I needed this tool to transfer a hitch from my 2005 Focus to my 2003 Focus. Worth the cost to reduce time and frustration. Can't imagine doing this install without this part. I lost the original one after I did the first install on my 2005 Focus. Keeping this one as I can see there could be many uses for this tool!!! 565441



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Faster shipping works great 562677



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This is an awesome way to install bolts!!! It's a must for hitch installation!!! 554015



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This little item is worth its weight in gold. 544067



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Super delivery, absolutely can't complain. Guys, go ahead! 513895



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Great product! Made installation a lot easier. 509252



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Product was delivered promptly and worked great. 501319



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Great tool 497423



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Worked perfect after I got over the operator error (glad I ordered 2). Had to drag a bolt over a frame piece and then into a hole while under my car. 481535


Comments

Havent need it since, but glad to know I have it just in case.

William - 03/05/2019

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Make sure you order the right size one of these. I did not know there were different ones. And get 2 or 3 at a time because they will break. I did not know that the hitch I had ordered had come with one of these. Its ok tho, because I needed this one after all. Turns out these things are essential to mounting the hitch. I needed to use (6) bolts. By the grace of God I was able to get 5 of the bolts thru. This thing broke off on the 5th one and I was able to use needle nose pliers to get the last bolt thru. Turns out I could NOT get this to un-thread off the bolt, so each time I had to tug on it to get it free from the bolt. I tried this one I bought for the last bolt, and turns out it was for a bigger bolt and would not fit thru the steel clips. I rigged it and was able to at least get the last bolt thru before this one broke also. I would strongly suggest re-engineering this to be more ductile and "flexible". I was hoping it would flex back to position but that was not the case, Instead it just snaps - sign of wrong material selection. 472287



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Great tool works flawlessly. Also much needed. Highly recommended 446838



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Perfect tool for fishing the bolts. Real time saver. 441057



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It's perfect just I wish it was longer need to figure out how im going to do it 436081



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This little tool is a great help when fishing bolts through the frame. I saw the in the installation videos. 434331



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The wire leads came early. They worked out very well . 428657



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Very happy with our hitch we purchased from you guys. Worked great and install was fairly easy. 413402



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Can't say enough good about etrailer. Massive inventory. Great prices. Super fast shipping. Everything well packaged and exactly as described. Thanks!! 413112



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Great product works very well 410758



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I am extremely satisfied with the quality of the two products I purchased and the prompt delivery. 408797



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I don't typically leave reviews. But my hitch installation was a breeze. Additionally I had to by spacer blocks and a lead wire to use instead of the weld nut. etrailer was super helpful and helped me figure everything out! Great customer service! 399595



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Great product. Took awhile to receive. 398334



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This carriage bolt block was impossible to find locally. Couple this with the bolt leader wire and the how to video on this website and I had zero issues. I was actually amazed at how quickly I was able to fish the bolt/spacer combo into the frame of my car to fix the broken weld but issue. Now all I need is the bolt up the hitch. Thanks etrailer! 372736



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The tow bar arrived quickly and as others had mentioned the box had a couple of holes/cuts in it but the product was not damaged where the holes were. The middle of the tow bar did have a couple of light scratches but those appear to be unrelated to the damaged box. I was amazed how easy it was to install. I'm sure one person could do the install but it helps having an extra set of hands. Seems like a well designed sturdy product and I cannot wait to test it. 359386



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Did what I needed it to, pull the bolt through. 356616



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The trailer hitch receiver kit came with one of these so I ended up not using this, but I tested it out anyways just to get some value out of it and it worked flawlessly. Two thumbs up! 349307



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It is very handy, having some thing helping in getting a bolt TO & Through a hole in the frame to mount Hitch Receivers. Having an assortment of all the size bolts required is a neccesity. 350705



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Did Not use it 336133



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Excellent transaction and product 337063



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Very pleased with my 2017 Ford Escape trailer hitch installation parts. Shipment was fast and parts correct. Installation videos were very helpful with full installation taking less than 2 hours. 334768



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This Product made it easy to install the hardware for my new trailer hitch. it was a must have. 331347



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Ordered both sizes since I wasn't sure which one I needed. Great price and super fast shipping. 321673



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Installed and works great. 320954



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Excellent quality, service, and follow up. 319112



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I ordered the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Equinox and it shipped quickly and instructions were very clear for the installation. The Hitch also came with two 1/2 wire bolt leaders and I had ordered an additional one as well. The bolt leaders needed to be connected together to reach from the opening to the guide holes for the bolts. Once connected, that extended the length and it worked perfectly to pull the two center bolts into place. All bolts and nuts fit perfectly. The 1 1/4 hitch works great with my bike carrier and any small carts that I need to pull. 313301



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The Fish Wire Bolt Leader made putting my trailer hitch on much simpler than it would have been without it. I highly recommend this product. I sent back and bought other sizes in case I need them for similar jobs. This is too handy of a tool not to have. 314556



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For the price is a great addition to make the installation process a bit easier. 311575



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Best little tool ever !! Saved significant time. Not sure if I could have pulled the bolts through the frame holes without it. And for $x ???!!! It doesn't get any better. 310963


Comments

Only needed once. But it made all the difference in the world ! Huge time saver, well worth a few bucks.

Wayne P - 10/27/2017

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Great. Thanks for the great service. Joe 310477



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Fast service 302859


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Photos by:
Theodore B
Edited by:
Frances L
Installed by:
Jeff D
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Written by:
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Video Edited:
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Test Fit:
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