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HEADS UP!!! atten: All Customers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Important notice!!!!



    It was brought to my attention that one of my customers had welded the rear shock kit to his frame and after w wheeling trip he noticed that that shock kit ripped the welds off and took part of the frame with it /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif


    So this just a FYI if yours is welded on you may wish to add a couple bolts.


    -Jeremy
    "Howlin' Off Road"
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    good times. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif mine is welded and bolted... hope its enuff! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    j
     
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    *Taking notes* Good to know that now, instead of later... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  4. 55Willy

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    I would use 4 7/16" per side. The new ones from here on out will be pre drilled and hardwear included.


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    So can we get the hardware? I can drill the stuff I have now so it'll work... lemme know how much... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    8 bolts, w/ washers and locknuts would run you about $2.50 at Home Depot...
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I would use nothing less than grade 8, and as far as I can remember Home Depot doesn't carry grade 8. I could be wrong on that though.
     
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    They have Grade 8 bolts last time I checked... But any other hardware store will too.
     
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    sweet, thats good to know. thanks....

    Looks like I'll give Home Depot another chance on some of the stuff I buy.

    Last time I was there for bolts was a good year ago and the best they carried was grade 5.
     
  10. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i got 4, 5/8" grade 8s on each side. i'm good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    lol,5/8"...that *might* be overkill. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif Mine is welded, and has 2 7/16" grade 8 bolts on each side....hopefull thats enuff. lol! once i can weld proficiently, I'll prolly add a support that goes from the xmember by the gas tank to the top of the shock xmember. that sucker wont be goin anywhere then. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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