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Caliper Bolts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    I’m trying to find a wrench or anything that will fit in my caliper bolts. I need to get those out, but so far I found nothing that fits. What should fit???


    Thanks,


    1988 K5 Blazer Silverado Grand GT in the Netherlands. "No it does not fit everywhere overhere, but after one pass through it will fit the next time"
     
  2. Nonesuch

    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

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    i believe the tool you are needing is a 3/8" allen wrench available at any of your local parts store for less than 3 bucks!!! hope this helps

    Justin
     
  3. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Yes, he is right, 3/8" Allen wrench.....can get anywhere.
    Boss

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  4. ironmikek5

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    You can get a socket that has the allen wrench head in it, makes cranking the thing in an out much easier.

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  5. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Yep head to Sears, I just got another one the other day!

    Mike

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  6. beater74

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    hey guys take a look at where this guy lives, the Netherlands.
    so run'en to tha local sears might take a LOOONG time. but yes hear in the states it's called a allen wrench, they are every common hear but not sure about where you are.
     
  7. Sammy

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    Well, if allen is a kind of a mirror image of a regulair bolt, (like a Torx head but then in the shape of a bolt) we do have um. We call those imbus. But getting a 3/8" here is a pain. Already called about 10 stores. Nothing!!!!



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  8. Nonesuch

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    i would ship one to you but it would cost an arm and a leg for a 6oz (over estamate) tool.
    GL in finding it!
     
  9. 1990SilveradoK5

    1990SilveradoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Just to throw something out, 3/8" is really close to 9.5mm so you could see if you could find the metric version in your area.

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    Will 3/8's work on an 8 lug D44 caliper too?

    Rod
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  11. Nonesuch

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    good question and i believe the answer is yes. you may want to ask rocko because he just did a 3/4 ton swap and im sure he replaced the front calipers. Keith, you beat me to it i was going to mention trying metric too!
     
  12. Boss

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    Savage,
    Yes, they will work. That's the size for 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton GM. Maybe others too, but that is as far as I know for GM.
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    That's an affirmative....

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  14. tRustyK5

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    10 mm would be possible to find...but 9.5mm would prolly be harder than 3/8".

    Rene

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    if you have access to a grinder, buy the next size up in metric, and grind to fit, just dont let it get to hot or you will weaken the metal. when grinding something to shape, i always keep a container of old oil and every couple of seconds i dip the object in the oil to cool it off

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    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
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  16. Sammy

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    A 100 mile drive, but I found one. And it was free too. Some people just don't know what they have. Now if I could just find the same kind of people with 14bolters and D60's.



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