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Bolts Question?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by joryyroj, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. joryyroj

    joryyroj Registered Member

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    Working on my blazer, about to mount the leaf springs, shocks, drivelines, and crossmembers to the frame. Does anyone know the specs for any these bolts? I dont have any of the originals, was thinking of maybe going to tractor supply and just picking up bolts, nuts, washers etc that will fit in the holes? Anyone know of anything wrong with that? Thanks in advance!

    Jory
     
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    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    As long as you use grade 8 bolts of the appropriate length,that should be fine.
     
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    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    For the front you'll need 5" long bolts 9/16 up front and 7/16 at the shackle. In the rear you'll need all 9/16 bolts 4.5" long. as said all grade 8.
     
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    joryyroj Registered Member

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    Sweet thanks! Should I put washers on both sides as well?
     
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    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    I did and use what I call "pinch" nuts, they lock but don't have nylon in them.
     
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    I allways buy the largest diamiter bolt (G8) I can fit, bigger bolts are better mmmK hehhee
     
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    it seems that shackle ey bolts have no threads on shaft where they sit inside the bushings

    so i would think it would be good to find bolts just like that and not threaded up the shank like most are at the stores,

    no ?
     
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    Bolts

    Probably too late, but 'spring and alignment shops have the proper bolts, too.
     

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