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shackle bolts

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by BOWTIE, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    Have any of you guys cut the bolt that sticks out of the nut once it's installed? After I installed these it seems that I'm gonna have to cut the remainder of the bolt to have some clearance. Check out the picture maybe it will explain it better.http://community.webshots.com/photo/24927226/25207623QrCDvCBVzA

    I know that these bolts are hollow, but does is it hollow where the tread is at?

    Thanks


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  2. 55Willy

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    bolt &lt;---- Clicky.

    I think it would be safe to cut it off there flush with the nut.


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  3. prjt_blzr

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    The grease hole stops about half way through so that should not be a problem. I would loctite a new crimp nut though. I would do that because there is very little thread left before the nut would fall off if it came loose. The loctite is just a little extra insurance and yes I had a front nut fall off from the front spring hanger bolt once.
     
  4. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    You can cut it off, no problem. You'll want to leave about 1 thread outside of the nut, and the loctite isn't a bad idea, just a little extra insurance.

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