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Old 02-18-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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How to drill into my jeep?

So I'm trying to do this.

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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I have everything and the sheet metal screw but when I try to drill into the tailgate I can't. I tried to use a drill bit and it did not work either.
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I dont mean to sound rude or anything but is your drill strong and charged? I used self taping metal screws that came with my smittybilt GEAR tail gate bag and it went right in with a little preasure.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Put down your purse and push while you drill and it'll work. I did it as well. Also, make sure you have drill bits meant for metal.
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Might sound stupid, but make sure your drill is going in the right direction
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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Is the drill in forward? Im not trying to sound like an ahole but have done that before!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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haha beat me to it!!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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I have a black and decker corded screw driver. Yes it going in the right direction. I put my whole wait into it and it won't go through. I don't know if the drill bit is made for metal though.
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I have a black and decker corded screw driver.

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #10
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hahaha

The steel is pretty thick. I had to put quite a bit of weight into it but I may have more than you.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
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Is it a drill or a screw driver? Two totally different things.

Oh, & go buy some good quality metal drill bits. & it should be spinning clockwise.
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Like above said, get some self tapping screws and it will work....
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Are you using a sharp 1/8" bit to pre drill it?
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Whenever drilling metal/steel always apply just enough pressure and use some sort of cutting lube(wd will do). Also learned that most drill bits do not like high speeds. Slow and steady wont burn the bits up as fast. Hope this helps.
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Whenever drilling metal/steel always apply just enough pressure and use some sort of cutting lube(wd will do). Also learned that most drill bits do not like high speeds. Slow and steady wont burn the bits up as fast. Hope this helps.
Yeah, what he said^^
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Use a cobalt drill bit to drill a pilot hole
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Are you using a sharp 1/8" bit to pre drill it?
Yes
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #18
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Good drill bit, 1/8 or #16, rapid tap fluid or cutting paste, slowish speed and let the bit do the work. You probably overheated and spalled your bit dude, or at least dulled the cutting edge.
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Everything went better than expected...

What ever happened to your throttle body? Seems to be a big jump from getting that out to start permanently altering your rig
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So youve drilled a pilot hole and still cant screw them in... Go eat some wheaties and get a real drill
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You certainly have your problems skippy
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Make sure you mark your drill bit depth so your next post is not....

"How to patch drill holes on the outside of my tailgate?"
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Make sure you mark your drill bit depth so your next post is not....

"How to patch drill holes on the outside of my tailgate?"
Lmao!! Where's the like button for this post?
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Everything went better than expected...

What ever happened to your throttle body? Seems to be a big jump from getting that out to start permanently altering your rig
It went fine.
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Use a center punch, before drilling your pilot hole.
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It went fine.
T'was general concern. Body work is expensive.

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