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Superduty shock tower nuts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I am getting ready to install the superduty towers up front and need to know what size the nut is for the shock tab. I thought it was 1/2-13 but it does not fit is it metric? Also the upper shock mount on the passenger rear stripped does anyone know how I go about getting another one of those other than a junkyard?

    Thanks

    Ira
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    If you're talking about the stock bolts/nuts for the SD towers, I'm almost 100% sure they're metric. The locking nut feature is nice, but if one is shot, why not just use a grade 8 from the hardware store? Finding another ford lock nut may be difficult, unless you are willing to spring a couple of $$ at the stealership.
     
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    no such thing as metric grade 8, they have equivalents but not grade 8. it is a metric nut for sure but i dont remember the size.
     
  4. sandawgk5

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    Ya I intend to buy two nuts for the upper shock stud. That is the nut size I need I already have nuts and bolts to bolt the mount to the frame. I would just prefer to not carry the mount into Lowe's when I go to get them but it might be my only choice.

    Ira
     
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    Just sell me the towers and be done with it
     
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    I didn't think the nut was a metric. I rummaged around in my spare parts and found some locking nuts that I used. My LMC catalog also used to have the rear shock post bolt listed. I don't see it now, but I've seen them in auto parts stores. I may even have one laying about, I'll look.


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  7. sandawgk5

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    Nice try:D.


    I am thinking it is metric cause I used my thread pitch gauge and it was 14 TPI and the SAE 1/2 is 1/2-13. I found it kind of odd. Appreciate the help and any info you can find.

    Ira
     
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    I don't remember what designation they are but they're metric. I messed around in the hardware store for 45 minutes before it dawned on me that the might not be SAE.
     
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    I'll take one of mine to work tomorrow and spec the stud out and report back.
     
  10. sandawgk5

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    Kewl thanks

    I will prolly be mounting mine tomorrow or Tuesday. My shocks should be here on Tuesday also:D .

    Ira
     
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    While this may be technically true, there are corresponding higher grades for metric nuts and bolts. As I re-read the original post, know I see he referred to the shock tab, and not the mount bolts, which was what I was speaking to.

     
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    M12x1.75
     
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    Thank you very much sir, I will go pick some up today:D .

    Ira
     

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