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Center pin for springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Aug 8, 2001.

    Just wondering where to get a set of center pins for my springs.

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  1. ftn96

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    I dont knwo that you really need to get a set of "CENTER PIN BOLTS". I'd say you'd be fine using some general grade 8 bolts from your local machine/bolt store.

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    You could probably just use some 3/8-24 socket head cap screws. It will be allot cheaper than going to a spring shop and getting center pins. The 24 is the fine thread. You could use 3/8-16 but I would recomend the fine thread for center pins. It's harder for it to loosen up on it's own. Just my $.02

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    Yeah, what he said. also those damn center pin's normally dont have bolt heads on them and they are a pain to keep still while your tryinh to get the nuts off. Not that you'd really want to have to take them out again, but should you need to having a regular bolt head on there would be great to prevent it from turning while your getting the nut off.

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    I have been using allen head bolts from the local Industrial Bolt store. They have an externally round head just like the factory ones, being they are the allen head style and you can get them in any lengths with a lock nut!

    Mike

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  5. What are you talking about? "getting your nuts off" I don't know about you people sometimes !! Thanks for the info !

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    Hey Mike,

    You just perfectly explained what a Socket Head Cap Screw is. [​IMG]

    See Ya,
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    Oh, 10-4! [​IMG]

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    did you have to drill the spring retainer plate to provide additional clearance for the bolt head? seem the bolt head would be much taller than a centre bolt, no?
    sounds like a better way to go though
     
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    Didn't have to do anything. The diameter of the bolt head was about the same size as the center bolt head and fit righ into the spring pad hole...

    :)

    Mike

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    Most 4 wheel drive and RV stores carry them.

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    Bought my last pair from NAPA. The counter folks at the other chain stores looked at me like I was asking to buy plutonium. [​IMG]

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    I am glad you posted this Harvey. I need the same thing for both of my rear spring packs.
     
  13. I'm gonna use the Key socket head screws ( Allen bolt for u and me that know them as that) I need to clean up my leaves and just wondered what would be the best thing to use.

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    I used allen head bolts 3/8" shank and 1/2" head works great and is as strong or stronger than center pins used in stock springs.

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