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Curt Tools - Hitch Tools - C58400 Review

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Review of Curt Tools C58400


Today we're going to take a look at the 1/2 inch fish wire bolt leader. This bolt leader will help easily pull a 1/2 inch size bolts or other hardware through any hard to access holes in your vehicle's frame. This fish wire tool helps install the trailer hitch receiver, fifth wheel rails, goose neck hitch, or any other items. Basically it lets you guide the bolts and the mounting blocks if required through hard to reach holes in your vehicle's closed train. It'll help position the bolt while you're installing the hitch receiver, the goose neck hitch, or the fifth wheel rails on certain applications. This leader is constructed of a spring steel. Again, the application spreads onto a 1/2 inch diameter sized bolt.

Overall length on this leader from end to end is about 20 1/2 inches. When you go to install it, I happen to pull here is a 1/2 inch carriage bolt that would be used on a lot of trailer hitch installations we do here. Here's a spacer block or mounting block that you would be also used on some applications. Basically there's two different methods. The regular fish wire method would be when you run this wire through the two holes.

Once it's through the two holes you can connect it to your bolt and to your mounting block, if you prefer if it's required. Once you thread that all the way on, and you can pull it through the mounting block, and then this is already through the two holes, so you'll get this to fit through the first hole. When you get to the second hole the spacer block or mounting block would be used to hold it in position and to pull the bolt through the hole and then just unscrew the bolt leader from the bolt. This would be in position in the second hole that you wanted it in to be able to attach your hitch or whatever you're installing to your vehicle. The other way is a reverse pull method. What that is is when you take the bolt and mounting block altogether and go ahead and screw this on the bolt leader to the end of it. You do that first and then you run your fish wire through the hole into the frame, and then pull the bolt with the mounting block.

Again, the mounting block would be used to go get at the support in the frame. You pull the bolt through that hole and in the same way just detach the bolt leader from the bolt. You'd be all ready to go again. That should do it for the review on the 1/2 inch fish wire bolt leader.


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