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Old March 3rd, 2005, 05:35 PM
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Source for long body bolts? 1/2x7.5 inch grade 8

Hi

I bought some Bill Burke sliders, which I have run into a slight snag installing (they test fit great).

The PO had sliders and removed them before selling. I am missing one of the body bolts (yes the bolt that holds the body to the frame ) and the other one has the threaded end sheared off and is bent no less!

So, I need to buy two of them. They are roughly 1/2 diameter and approx 7.5 to 8 inches long. I'd like to get grade 8 or better.

Where can I get them? Everywhere local tells me they are too long. Everywhere online only sells in bulk, or I can find them.

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 05:57 PM
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You can buy grade 8 stainless from Totally Stainless, no need for a catalog, just call and tell them what you need. They are expensive bolts, in the vicinity of 15+ dollars each.

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Or you can go find a local fastenal location - they will sell that size in singles.
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 06:04 PM
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charles-if its the bolt that holds the bulkhead to the frame(about where the door hinges are straight down under the truck)i think those are metric grade 10.9 -look in the yellow pages under bolts and nuts
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 06:09 PM
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Matt: yup thats the one. I guess I'll get the highest grade I can get then.

Jim: thanks, it looks like a fastenal is the way to go for me

charles
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 11:26 PM
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Charles,

Posner Fasteners have a couple of places locally: http://posners.com/index.html I don't think they do mail order, but you could drive-by.

Also, there's a good place in Baltimore: http://mdmetric.com/ MD Metric ships pretty quickly and they seem to have EVERYTHING.
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Just a little FYI that might save you some time, effort and $.

You can use a 1/2" bolt instead of the metric one that comes from the factory. You should have no problem finding a bolt in your area with the proper length/ grade and it will be MUCH less $$$$ than the metric bolt.

Here is some info on bolt grades
http://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-in...ade-Chart.aspx
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Yes, a 1/2" grade 8 will fit - did on mine. When replacing the driver's side, turn the wheel fully to the left, knock out the exisiting one with the new one and knock back in the new one from the correct side.

Coat it first with some copper grease or equivalent.
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Old March 12th, 2005, 12:59 AM
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Hi Guys

Thanks Ken. There happens to be a Posners nearby and they stocked a 1/2" by 7" grade 8 bolt which did the trick. Took about 3 hours to get the old bent one out of the passenger side though

Hopefully I'll find the time to finish the install tomorrow and then on to new projects - seems my waterpump needs replacing now.

thanks!
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