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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5freak44, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    Body Lift With Picssss

    [​IMG]dont hate cuz i got a body lift :)

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    If they don't seem long enough, they probably aren't.
     
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    Go buy longer bolts.
     
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    I just bought longer bolts for mine two days ago. There is no way around it
     
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    Thanks guys thats what i did. You think they woulda realized this by now :dunno:

    Yall just had to replace the last 2 right?

    I really need to finish this tomaror
     
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    You mean the two at the rear? The instructions say to remove that little bracket. It's suppose to be upper bushing/frame/lower bushing/washer/nut. My bolts were short too but after a while I thought about reading the instructions and it was right there. :doah:
     
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    theres only one little bracket i can think of and it goes inside the frame and holds the bushing in and makes it easyer. :dunno:
     
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    That's the one I'm talking about. I got my bushings from ORD and the instructions said to remove it.
     
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    alright, i already have new bolts but if they are too long ill do that. energy suspension left that out of their instuctsions unless i just overlooked it.

    Thanks
     
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    Where did you find grade 5 carriage bolts at? The only carriage bolts I could find at the hardware store were grade 2.
     
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    i got some at lowes not sure what grade but i just took one of the ones that came with my body lift up there matched the thickness and threads then just got one that was 1" longer.
     
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    That's where I went too, along with Orchard Supply. Those are all grade 2.
     
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    I have a '72 so everything is a little bit different. ORD sent me some new hardware with the body lift kit, but some of the bolts were not quite right so rather than wait for them to get me the right ones, I just went and bought some. The point of all this is that the ones ORD sent me were all hex heads, not a single carriage bolt in the bunch. The ones I bought were hex heads as well. These come in a wider variety of sizes and grades. Good Luck
     
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    rut ro.

    will they be ok just cruisin around town until i can find a replacement right?

    the ones i got were grade 2 i guess
     
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    These are the ones that you grabbed out of the open bin right?
    Put the bolt in a vise and bend it till it breaks, then you tell me. :D
     
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    ok,,,, well now that i feel stupid,..

    lol so yes or no, will it be ok to drive my truck from school to my house (less then one mile) a few times before i can get a surdyer bolt in there?
     
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    I don't think anyone is going to want to give you an answer on that. Nobody is going to recommend that you do that cause personal safety is a pretty big deal.

    Some people say that grade 8 is the only way to go because it has the highest tensile strength, but others say that grade 5 is better because when they are strained the bend instead of breaking like grade 8's supposedly do. I personally used what was available, some grade 8 some grade 5, but nothing lower than 5.
     
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    Ding ding ding ding ... we have a winner. :grin:
    Remember, it's better to feel stupid than dead, in which case you wouldn't feel much of anything. :p:
     
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    well now that i thought about it. the bolts i took out could have easily been ranked as a grade .00234 because of the amount of rust.
    The majority of them turned in half when i took a wrench to them so a grade 2 bolt must be safer then what i had.

    Sorry to say guys but im going to "risk" it. I have 10 bolts total 8 of them 5-8 grade and 2 will be 2 grade. If you ad them all up you get a total of 44 grade and divided by 10 gives me an average of 4.4 grade. :cool1:

    Loooks like ill be driving slow for a day or 2.

    thanks for the advice guys. if you did say anything i would have be cruzin and wheelin on grade 2 bolts.

    Plz dont think any less for doing this. Im not stupid i just really need a car.
     

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