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Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by zila, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Feb 6, 2018
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    Alternate title: Thank You Jeep.

    Well I was going to install proper seat belt bungs today for the three point harness I installed a few years ago when I built my cage.. Originally I used nuts welded on the roll bar to mount the shoulder part. So after reading several places how this aint the safest way to mount them I bought 2 proper seat belt bungs last fall.. So today I decide to start this project. 1. Remove bolt on driver side.. Hmm. Maybe I better see if it fits? Nope goes in about 1/4" and stops dead.. So I am thinking, metric.. Down to Ace hardwar and try to ID the thread size in the bung. The bolt I have that came with the seat belts is 7/16-20.. I try the bung on all the thread size checkers. NADA.. So I cal the place I got it from.. The guys says" This bolt is only made by Jeep and is proprietary.. Go to the Jeep dealer".. Off to Jeep. Parts guy: What year.. Lets try 96 .

    Superseded. And nothing listed unless you wanna buy the whole assembly. Which is like $350.. So I am thinkin I am gonna just order another set of bungs.. I can find 7/16-20 bungs all day, that are for 1-3/4 tube.. Of course mine is 2"..

    Last resort, I PM a guy I know who has a yard here. Otherwise there is a pick n pull 25 miles away..

    Rant off..
     
  2. Feb 7, 2018
    Davew

    Davew New Member Sponsor

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    An old sage once told me "There's nothing like the last hour of a 5 minute job".
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2018
    PeteL

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    I mounted some in an old van for my sister.

    Went to a Pick-n-pull and got a handfull of seatbelt anchor bolts to fit the van. They are an unusual thread but I think they may be standard across vehicle makes.

    Tried a search on ebay?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2018
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    They are an odd thread proprietary only to Jeep. Goin to a local pick in pull here to see if I can find some..
     
  5. Feb 7, 2018
    PeteL

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    Strange. 7/16-20 is supposed to be a standard.

    What size/pitch are they in your case?
     
  6. Feb 7, 2018
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    I have the bolts in 7/16-20. It's the Bungs I bought that are Jeep thread.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2018
    PeteL

    PeteL Member Sponsor

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    Right. I'm curious about those specs.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2018
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    I called the place I bought the bungs. The site said they would fit the old jeep hardware.. These were made for a OEM Jeep 3 point harness. Hence the Jeep thread to fit the old bolts that you would remove .. Thread pitch, count and size are not listed. I can find bungs in 7/16 "X 20 but only 1-3/4" long. I need 2" length.. Tomorrow I am going to a pick n pull to see if I can find the bolts ..
     
  9. Feb 12, 2018
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    Problem solved. Found a machine shop in SLC that had the correct ones in stock. 7/16"x20 thread too. They make em for Poison Spider, and had ten sets on hand.. Nice folks. I was in SLC with the banker [wife] celebratin 50 glorious year of wedlock.. And arguin over directions or her lack of ability to follow em..
     
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