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Re: obscure bolt size Q
Ive been to Foster Farrar about every day in the last two weeks getting bolts and other junk for little stuff on my truck, which is STILL not done.
I would have gotten them already on one of those trips but I didn't know the size. I see Cap'n answered below your post, too. I will get the good stuff and use never-seize besides.
I have been putting in the rear seat belts and hardware in the mornings but ran into the problem of having bedliner in the holes and a broken off bolt or something in one of the others. I bought some taps and a tap wrench and tapped out 3 of the holes. The ones for the rear seat belts were 7/16x20, which is kinda odd, but the center latch thingamajig is 10mmx1.25. I drilled out the fourth and then tapped out the threads after extracting the leftover bolt fragments.
In retrospect I discovered that you can spray white lube into the bolt hoels before you apply bedliner and it makes cleaning them up afterwards much easier.