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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5freak44, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    Im having trouble finding a 9in grade 5 bolt. Is it possible totake a 8in that i can find and cut it and weld in another inch of grade 5 bolt?

    If i did this would it have more strength then a grade 2 bolt?
     
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    unless you are a good welder it will be weaker than grade 5 for certain. Whats this for? You should ALWAYS try and use the shortest fastener you can, its just stronger to use say 2 1" long bolts than 1 9" long one.
     
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    what you ned them for, what are you doing ?
     
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    1in bolts wont reach!

    ive gotta go thru my floors thru some 3in body lift blocks, mounts, some bushings and the frame. If i coulda used 1inch this problem wouldent have exhisted!

    Thanks tho
     
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    grade 8 all thread? nut at both ends. Just a thought.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You can't find the right size at a good hardware store? If it was me and couldn't find the bolt I would get a piece of all thread, cut it off at the right length, and just tach weld a nut at one end to keep it in place as the head.
     
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    I dont know if this is the same thing Alan is talking about, but my dad bought a bunch of 12'+ lengths of threaded rod (probably not grade 8 though) and whenever we didn't have a bolt at home, he would cut off the rod, and use nuts at either ends.
     
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    yeah thats what I call All Thread, different names for it I'm sure.
     
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    McMaster.com has them. Type in bolt, then fill in the blanks after that. First select the length you want.

    -Chris
     
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    thanks guys
     
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    LOL I just called it rod because I didn't know what it was. Thread all it in then.
    Thanks Alan.

     
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    look at a farm store

    You might try Tractor Supply or a similar farm store,they usually have longer bolts there than most hardware stores carry--I used some long carriage head bolts grade 5,used on plows and disc harrows,only place I could find both grade 5 and that long--the carriage head was a plus too,doesnt make a big lump under the carpet...I saw long enough ones at home depot,but they were grade 2--I have used them before too,with no problems--ANYTHING was better than the pencil thin rotted bolts I took out!..:crazy:
     
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    Is there an echo in here?
     
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