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Re: Bolts and bolting?

::<: First of all, I'm telling you right now that you HAVE to build your Jeep. Now that the issue is settled, we can discuss bolts. Stainless bolts sometimes "gald" when you try to back 'em off because the threads are saw-toothed. If you look with a magnifier, you can see it sometimes. The saw-teeth are caused by high speed machining. Everybody knows how hard it is to single-tool a thread in stainless; it's not that easy, and in a production machine speed and low cost are paramount so..... If corrosion is a problem, use stainless, but don't paint it. Stainless has to be free to "discharge", if not, it begins to suffer from electrolysis. Grade Five or Grade Eight bolts with a good electro plating are a good way to go. Grade Five is good for stretch and medium shear; Grade Eight is good for high shear. The higher the carbon content, the better the bolt, but the quicker that surface rust can form. It will not usually go deep, but it still makes them hard to remove. Always use thread dope to assure removal later, unless it is a critical joint where you cannot risk an unwind. Dave

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It seems high at first; then when you think about how much chasing around you would do to amass that collection. It may be OK from that standpoint.

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