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Where to get locking washers for bolts on external hub?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thedrip, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. thedrip

    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    I have the older style external lockouts on my d44, but it seems I'm missing about half of the bolts to hold them on. I realize the bolts are easy, coarse thread 3/8" grade 8 will do the trick, but the OEM stuff had washers shaped to match the hub, with a fold up tab to keep the bolts from backing out. Does anyone still make these, or is it time to make my own?
     
  2. kennyw

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    Loctite would be cheaper and easier than making your own washers.
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Warn doesn't even put those in their hub refresh kits any more. :mad:

    I used grade 8 bolts, blue Loctite, and grade 8 lock washers on mine.
     
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    I use studs with the self locking nuts. I run a standard washer behind the nuts, works well.
     
  5. thedrip

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    In my search for a suitable easily available solution, I found one thats a bit expensive, but certainly attractive. ARP header studs for a small block chevy, proper thread for the hub side, fine thread for the nut side, comes with a nut, and it's all rated at 170kpsi as opposed to the 150kpsi that grade 8 is. That plus locktite, and I might have my answer, or, for significantly less than $30, I could go to ace and get some grade 8 bolts and lock washers =)
     

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