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Where to get spring pins??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wayne, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    The only parts store I have not tried yet is Napa. Every place else I went, Advance, Trak Auto, yada, yada don't carry them. Napa was closed so I will try there tomorrow. I know places that have them but hoping to find them locally.
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    When you say spring pins, I assume you mean the pins which go through the center of the spring pack and locate the axle onder the truck. If these are what your lookin for....Any decent off road/4 wheel drive shop should have them. If these arent waht your lookin for.....then I feel like a tard. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    That is what I am looking for but I want to get them locally. The closest 4x4 place is 45 minutes from here. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Napa as them I just bought mine there...Dan
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    lol.....I'm kinda lucky...I'm good buddies with the owner of one of the shps around here- Within 5 minutes of my house. I get a discount on most stuff I need. I just got a set of Warn Premium hubs for $75. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    BILLY RAY 1/2 ton status

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    I GOT MINE FROM FOUR WHEEL PARTS, I TEND TO BREAK THEM NOW AND AGAIN. IF THEY ARE NOT CLOSE TRY MAIL ORDER.
     
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    Can you get me a set for that price for a Dana 60? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Hmm.....lol, I doubt it, But just for shits and giggles I'll check on it for ya. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif The ones I got were the half ton/D44. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    Anything against grinding down a Grade-8 bolt head down?
     
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    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Well unless your going through a shim where you need the tall head a grade 8 bolt works just fine. Some quility time rounding the head on a grinder to make it fit the 1/2 inch hole and it will work just fine. 3/8's is the size you want. Most rears you want to use a 4 inch. front is usualy a 3 inch.
     
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    I never thought of doing that, but since I would have to buy a bolts anyhow to do it I might as well check Napa first. I just spent $30 on bolts in the last 2 days and still need more. The only bad part is outside of Napa the only other place to buy bolts around here is Lowes and that is 25 minutes from here but we do have a Napa in town. Kinda sucks living in a tourest town sometimes.
     
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    I recently replaced the ones on my D44. It was night so NAPA was closed. So...
    Lowes it was. It's been a week and a half and a decently hard weelin trip. No breaks so far. I'd go with the GR 8.
    Just my .02
     
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    i didnt think they were dif specific
     
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    LOL, I think he was talking about the $75 hubs. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    I got a set center pins from a local spring shop. Suspension shop might have them too, or know where to look. There is NO way I would use Lowes/HomeDepot ungraded bolts on there.
     
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    You could use a 3/8" SHCS of the right length in grade 8. (Socket Head Cap Screw) The head of the bolt is about 9/16" in diameter and about 3/8" deep.

    Rene
     
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    Boy do I feel stupid. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif I have a ton of SHCS's from where I used to work and never gave them a thought. I grabbed one and they look like they are just about the same size as the end on the spring pin. Looks like that problem is solved. Thanks Rene.
     
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    No prob...

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