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shackle flip bolts

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by dodgedude99, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. dodgedude99

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    i bought a used shackle flip that didnt have any of the bolts, what size and how many do i need?
    thanks
    shawn
     
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    12 bolts, 7/16" with nylocs. i think they were about 1.25" long.
     
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    We actually use an all metal "toplock" nut on the grade 8 bolts, otherwise, read above.
     
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    We actually use an all metal "toplock" nut on the grade 8 bolts, otherwise, read above.

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    The toplock are the ones with the "not round" tops that friction fit after you get all the threads on?

    -T
     
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    The toplock are the ones with the "not round" tops that friction fit after you get all the threads on?

    -T

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    oh yes, those are the nuts that hold my control arms on my dodge ram also, so i guess nylocks it is.

    thanks guys
     
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    Nylocks have a nylon insert that forms the "lock" and are generally (but not always) a lower strength nut. Toplocks are all steel and the top of the nut is crimped in a triangle pattern to form the "lock". Toplocks are generally (but not always) a higher grade part.
     
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    i dont think Sears hardware is going to have Toplocks though(i could be wrong and will find out today).
    that is unless you could recommend another source to go to get them.
     
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    Finding hardware is pretty much a local thing. We do have them on the shelf, but we're 3 days away.
     
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    it looks like im gonna have to find another place for the bolts.
    Sears hardware is liquidating its hardware selection.
    any of the specialty nuts, bolts, etc are 75% off, INCLUDING STAINLESS STEEL FASTENERS!!.
     

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