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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2002, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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When you put your frame back together, what grade bolts did oyu use? Also, did you use just the bolt against the frame with a washer and lock washer on the back side, or did you put a washer against the head of the bolt to protect the frame from the bolt head? Or, did you use those crimped lock nut with just washers? Loctite? I am moving my rear suspension forward today and wanted another opinion on how to reattatch the brackets to the frame.
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Well, maybe I can help. When I cut and did my frame work I used grade 5 bolts. The reason I read to used grade 5 is because grade 5 can tweak more whereas grade 8 with just sheer under major twisting and such. I don't recall what I used for washers being as I did the job 2 years ago
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Re: Hey RyanB

When I bolted in new rear spring hangers on my truck i used grade 5 7/16" bolts. The holes in the spring hangers are in between 3/8" and 7/16" so you'll want to use the 7/16". I didnt use any washers and used nylock nuts to lock the bolts.
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Re: Hey RyanB

Thanks guys, I had already known to use the 7/16" bolts. I had to use those for my spring hangers on the frort end. I only have grade 8 at work, so thta is what I will be using. They didn't shear or bend on the front end when the frame got bent. I think they will work fine.
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Hey, how'd that go with the frame, Did you get it all straightened out?(HAHAHAH! What a pun!)
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Re: Hey RyanB

Actually, no. I have been told that straightening it wouldn't be that hard, so I am doing the stuff I can by myself first. Tomorrow I should have all 4 spring hangers relocated, hopefully. Once that is done, I can see about getting my wife employed so I can buy a 203/205 doubler and get that installed. Then comes a new rear driveshaft and fuel tank. Then I will straighten the frame. Or if I find out I can't, I will buy a blazer frame and body or a Standard cab truck and put my driveline in it. I could have my digi cam working by next week so don't be surprised if a couple pics of a super shortbed crewcab with no front clip shows up on here. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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