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Stainless U bolts

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 72beater, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. 72beater

    72beater 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, anyone have a source for stainless U bolts. I want to put them on when I put on my 4" lift. Any info is appreciated.
    Ernest
     
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    the newest issue of OFF-ROAD magazine has something about stainless u-bolts in it, there is a red HD on the cover... I cant seem to find mine but as soon as i do i will let ya know.
     
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    thanks!
     
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    I called the guy at Totally Stainless today - as a reference, 5/8" U-bolts are $19.90 (for 3-1/16" x 7" long) & $28.65 (3-5/8" x 9" long) each! They can make custom lengths and Inner diameters too I believe...

    So that's a little steep for my blood - although it would be sweet to have hi-strength stainless U-bolts!
     
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    I think that is what I paid for my new u-bolts and they are not Stainless. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Damn, that's a rip. I get my u bolts 5 bucks each, any size i want.
     
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    so, a hundred in U-Bolts. Seems fine to me...
     
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    No - that's up to between $160 & $240 in U-bolts for the complete rig - 8 total

    That was 19.99 to 28.65 for EACH U-bolt

    You can go to any local spring shop and get four custom U-bolts for $35 or less...

    I am your biggest advocate for making rigs pretty - but that is a little steep even for me /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. Anthony72K5

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    Too expensive for a trail rig, IMO.

    It might be cheaper and better looking to get a U bolt flip kit, and get new U bolts chromed.
     
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    Chroming causes brittleness in steel - it won't work
     
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    i was just looking for a corrosion resistant u bolt for beach wheeling. chrome is a bit much for me, anyway.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Chroming causes brittleness in steel - it won't work

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    I've seen steel wheels chromed, as well as steel frames. Since these vehicles were actually driven, I assume the brittleness would not be a problem.

    Honestly, I don't know much about chrome or the process of chrome plating something.

    If you want corosion resistance, just paint everything with ceramic paint /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Chroming causes brittleness in steel - it won't work

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    Who said anything about chrome???
     

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