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Q' about 14FF hub bolts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ryan B., Jan 16, 2003.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    So when i got my 14FF the axles weren't bolted into the axle and it didn't come with the bolts that attach the axle shafts to the hubs.

    Is this a pick and pull item?
    OR is it cool to go to OSH and pick up some Grade 8 bolts for that?
    I figured some grade 8's as long as they go into the threads in the hubs 1.5 times the fastener diamater it should be good. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif


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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    The factory bolts are grade 8...so I don't see a prob with just getting some replacement grade 8's and calling it good.

    Rene
     
  3. HarryH3

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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    They're a standard thread that you can find at the hardware store. Mine are cad plated grade 8. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    Get 1 1/4" long, not 1 1/2" long because if you get the longer ones, they will bottom out and not hold the shafts in place unless you stack washers between them. The 1 1/4" long ones are the perfect length to seat the shafts completely and torque them properly. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    Keep this in mind Ryan, the factory bolts have a built in washered head that have a serrated underside to them to help keep them from backing off. You can use a standard grade 8 bolt of the correct length but you should use lock washers if you do this to keep them from backing out. If it were me I would be hitting up the local PNP for the correct ones or go to the dealer and get new ones.
     
  6. Ryan B.

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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    Right... i was thinking a lock washer too. That was about to be my next question. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Thanks for the info everybody..

    I think i'll go to pick and pull and pocket my bolts for the $2 admission price back! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    How about some loctite? Or Just torque em and thats good?
     
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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    Make sure that your lock washers are also grade 8. The lower grade ones aren't hard enough to bite into the grade 8 bolt. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    Ace hardware will have what your looking for...
     
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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    That's what I do. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
    I go looking for somethig and if I don't I never come out empty, I fill my pockets with bolts nuts relays anything that is worth more than the 2 bucks I paid to go in.
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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

    just a thought, could they be safety wired? i don't see why not. talk about overkill. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: Q\' about 14FF hub bolts

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    How about some loctite?

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    Just bring it over Ryan, I'll weld the bolts to the flange for ya! They'll NEVER back out. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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