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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2015, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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where can I get the T

1st, hi everyone.
I'm not dead yet. in fact, I just got done putting a vvt hemi in my JK
now the question..
I'm looking for the T shaped bolts that hold the stock side rails on my scrambler. They slide into the rail and seem to always break when you take them off. I made a couple with some washers and a welder but it's a PITA.
anyone have a source?

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It's good to see you're still kicking. Post up some pictures of the hemi installation.

Have you tried a dealer?

T-Bolts are common in machine shops for clamping parts to a machine table with T-Slots. They are off-the-shelf items from shop supply stores. Here's a start:

T-Bolts | MSCDirect.com

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Thanks Jim,
I have a broken T bolt at home I'll post a pic of.

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Ah dunno. One theory is that lots of people got fed up and left because of a few guys clanging heads together endlessly over meaningless details like which way electricity flows, which started a death spiral.

Another theory is that when the new owners took over they flooded the board with advertising, so lots of people got fed up and left, which started a death spiral. I never see ads because my browser rejects them, so I don't know if that's true.

A third theory is that, because the economy has been so bad and the new Jeeps so good, not many people are messing around with modifying and restoring old Jeeps any more, so there's no reason to come here.

Anyway, this has pretty much turned into my little pond with a few of the old timers dropping in from time to time. I have no idea where folks like our old members go now.

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i think i may have what you need and a little more, i believe i have scrambler stainless pieces with the t bolts on them. They were supposed to be for a 7 but were too long. Ill have to get to my shop to check on them. It may be a couple of days, but i will check it out for ya.

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i think i may have what you need and a little more, i believe i have scrambler stainless pieces with the t bolts on them. They were supposed to be for a 7 but were too long. Ill have to get to my shop to check on them. It may be a couple of days, but i will check it out for ya.
awesome.
I just need the T bolts, my rails were in remarkably good shape under 652 coats of paint.

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I try to check in when possible. Life got busy working 60 hours a week for almost four years and kids got old enough to drive and had to have cool rides. Things are starting to slow down so maybe I can pop in a little more.
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I try to check in when possible. Life got busy working 60 hours a week for almost four years and kids got old enough to drive and had to have cool rides. Things are starting to slow down so maybe I can pop in a little more.
I can relate. I have one hyperactive 4 year-old son and another one on the way. My wife is giving birth this October. With just one son and a busy career, I can hardly get enough time to go on a roadtrip on my jeep and hangout with my buddies. My wife is also busy with her business.
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