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Differential Cover

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Quackaddict, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Quackaddict

    Quackaddict 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I am paining my axles for my swap. I pulled of the differential cover sanded it down and painted it. I have painted the axle and cover black.

    On purpose I am going with black wheels no chrome center caps but I want chrome lug nuts.

    I thought hey while I am being "artistic" why not use chrome differnential bolts on the black cover. I don't want the whole diff cover chrome....just not me.

    Anyone know where I can buy just Chrome diff bolts or are they just generic bolts that I could go down to the hardware store and get stainless steel bolts that would pretty much serve the same purpose and get the look I am going for.
     
  2. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I don't know if you have an Orchard Supply Hardware there, but here they have a pretty good selection of chrome bolts. You just take an existing one down and match it. Lowe's may have some as well.
     
  3. goldwing2000

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    I would go stainless instead of chrome. Chrome will flake off and rust after being beat on with rocks and road debris for a while.

    I'm using stainless button-head bolts on both of my black diff covers.
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, stainless rocks. :grin: If you must have chrome and no one near you supplies them, you could try Vancouver Bolt and Supply. They have a web page you can order from... just google them.

    j
     
  5. Quackaddict

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    hmmmm I like the idea of of using a bolt with a "different" type head on it. I love this website I come up with ideas and someone helps make them better.

    Got pics?
     
  6. goldwing2000

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    I'll get some. I got my housing back from powder coating yesterday but they still have the cover.

    I picked the button head bolts for two reasons:
    1. They will let things bounce off a little easier without damaging the head
    2. They were free. Five-finger discount. :smirk:
     
  7. steve_kibbe

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    I have a chrome diff cover with a rock ring. I had to use allen head bolts, but I'm going to replace them with stainless.

    rock ring.JPG
     
  8. Quackaddict

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    yeah the button head bolts were just to expensive and they didn't have enought so I got stainless anyway i will post up some pics when.......I mean if I get done.:wink1:
     
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    mines red :)
     

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