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Im finding this very freaking hard to believe...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Dec 4, 2000.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    I cant find any studs that stick out through from the back of the steering knuckle that the spindle botls onto. (GM 10 bolt). WTF? Is this like a rare botl or something? Its a 3/8's standard thread. COme on.

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    Not sure where to find them because I have not looked, but I know those bolts are not standard 3/8" bolts. They probably have strenght relative to a rod bolt. Do not just use 3/8" bolts for your sake. I have some laying around which are used if you need some. Tell me how many.

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    What do you mean not standard? A 3/8's wrench slides over the threads tightly and the lock nuts are 9/16's and the holes in the steering knuckle that they are tapped into don't look like they have been modified or anything. As far as I know, this front is the same as all the 70's 80's 10 bolt front ends. But since it is on a 90's Full size Jimmy, it takes an act of congress to get anybody to understand over the phone what the hell Im talking about. It's just getting a little irritating.

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    Sorry I miss read your post. I don't know the strenght of them. Im sure they have to be pretty hard. They are holding all the wheels components.

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    They can be purchased from your local G.M. dealer. I have the part number at home (I'm at work now) if you need it.

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    Thats why Im getting pissed. I called 4 different GM dealers in this area, and none of them know what Im talking about. Except for one guy but he's saying he doesn't have any in stock. And hasn't had any requests for one in over "30" years. What? Am I the only person in Nashville that has a GM 10 bolt 8.5 straight axle??

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    If you have a drivetrain warehouse in your neighborhood that would be a good place to go looking. They are very simular in design to a wheel stud so it is possible that you could get them from a drivetrain supplier.

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    Well I finally found some. The damn things are called flange mounting bolts. Thats funny because nothing in this ballpark of the front end is called a flange. Why cant they keep the parts names simple? ANyway, the damn things are 5.23 each. Not a very popular part even at the GM dealers. The dealer had to order them.

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