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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2000, 10:46 AM
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Stainless Bolt Kits

Totally Stainless has a kit that replaces every nut & bolt for a CJ or YJ. I am doing a frame off and I had to cut or grind some bolts, misplaced some others, etc. The nearest hardware store isn't too near and doesn't have a great selection of nuts & bolts.

I am thinking of getting this kit. Aside from the cost considerations any opinions? I obviuosly wouldn't use them for things like my bumper, body mounts, or tow hooks which need Grade 5 or 8, these are rated 2 .

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Mark F

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2000, 12:14 PM
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Re: Stainless Bolt Kits

I too am in the middle of a frame-off restoration. I've used Totally Stainless
hardware (kit & other incidentals) and am very pleased with selection (they have a catalog)and service. They are a bit pricy, but for my buck it's worth it to not have to do the job over. By the way, they have Grade 8 in stainless also.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2000, 12:38 PM
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Re: Stainless Bolt Kits

If you plan to keep the jeep forever...then stainless is the way to go. As for price, figure out what your time is worth to chase down the parts yourself....the kit is most likely a bargin when seen that way.

One other piece of advice...When possible, try to use anti-sieze on the threads...if you have to take them out, it makes it a lot easier.

John......southern CA
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2000, 02:33 PM
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Re: Stainless Bolt Kits

Be careful when really tightening a stainless nut to a stainless bolt. I don't know what the metallurgy and physics are, but sometimes, a stainless nut and bolt CANNOT be taken apart, and you have to just keep twisting it until it breaks. Never-seize might solve this, but just beware...

Chuck Hadley
post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-03-2000, 09:28 AM
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Re: Stainless Bolt Kits

Thanks for the warning, I have my bottle of never sieze handy and ready.



post #6 of (permalink) Old 04-03-2000, 10:04 AM
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Re: Stainless Bolt Kits

The process you describe is called galling and occurs frequently in the non-magnetic drillpipes in the drilling industry. A good anti seize or copper compound will help prevent it!

BlueJay
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