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14FF leaf spring pin/bolt size?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dyeager535, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    My dad just gave me a call and said that one of his rear leaf springs broke the centering pin/bolt that holds the leaves together.

    He's a LONG ways away from a Napa or anything large like that, so finding the right piece is going to be tough to impossible at this point. Hardware store is going to be his only option.

    I see mention that the hole in the spring perch is apparently 9/16", but in searching the board here, I can't quite figure out what diameter the bolt/pin itself is. I'm going to call him back and see why he doesn't just pull the remainder out, but in the meantime, somebody here has gotta know!

    Thanks
     
  2. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    For the rear spring packs, you need a 3/8-16 x 3" long hex socket cap screw, washer, and ny-lock nut. The head of the cap screw is the same dia. as the head of the spring pin.

    Buy zinc plated grade 8, put it in, and don't look back. :waytogo:
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks!

    Hopefully there is a place in town that has those in stock. I know I've seen them around here, but a smaller place may not. Crossing my fingers. :)
     
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    or just grind the head of a grade 8 bolt round.
     
  5. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Those are about the only thing I buy at 4WP. $2.50 a pair.
     
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    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Dorman makes some that I always use. They're 3/8". They're a couple bucks apiece for 6.5" long ones and under a buck each for 3.5".

    The 6.5" ones make good gas tank strap threaded rod.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    That'd be Socket Head Cap Screw...:smile1:

    Rene
     
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    yep...thats what i have on my zero rate in the rear...and in the front i just used a 3/8" grade 8 bolt, 3.5" long because of the zero rate...used a poor mans lathe to grind the head smooth...drill and angle grinder. Worked like a charm and ill do that from now on.
     

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