tolerance for spring hanger bolt holes?????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ducttape114, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. ducttape114

    ducttape114 1/2 ton status

    Aug 1, 2002
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    Orcutt Ca
    rear spring, front hanger. springs are inboard directly under the frame. so there is a plate on eiter side of the frame rail hanging down. two 4.5" bolts go thru both plates, a spacer, and the frame itself.

    now, how much bigger can the hole in the frame be than the bolt itself?

    i worry that if it is too big it will be sloppy and bounce around in there till it breaks. currently there is zero tolerance, i need a hammer to get the bolt in place, and the spring eye holes are just off enough that the bolt wont go thru. on other stuff on the truck they aloud a little bit of play, but how much is safe?? please help me, id like to get this done today.

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