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Spring Hanger Bolts

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by Heimbig2, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Jan 9, 2021
    Heimbig2

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    I am putting on new leaf springs on my CJ3B , they are 1.75 inches wide. I bought new pivot bolts but the are a little longer than stock. It appears that when they are tightened up with the castle nut the cotter pin will be way above the nut and not be effective.

    Anyone have a source for the correct bolts for this situation?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 9, 2021
    73 cj5

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    Washers? Wouldn't the cotter pin keep the nut from completely backing off?
     
  3. Jan 9, 2021
    nickmil

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    Or get the correct bolts
     
  4. Jan 10, 2021
    Heimbig2

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    do you know of a source for the correct bolts?
     
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    PeteL

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    Drill another hole for the cotter pin?
     
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    ojgrsoi

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    Which bolts did you buy and how long are they?
     
  7. Jan 10, 2021
    givemethewillys

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    I recently ordered grade 8, 7/16 x 3" fine thread bolts and nyloc nuts from mcmaster carr, they worked fine for the pivot bolts for my jeep. The shackle bolts needed to be 3.5" long however, as my heavy duty shackles are too thick.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2021
    nickmil

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    Measure the length you need and order them from a place like McMaster Carr. Not all used castellated nut. Many used Marsden locking nuts.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2021
    Heimbig2

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    These are Crown Automotive and are 3 1/4 inches long. Regular bolts would lose the ability to grease them for the bronze bushing.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2021
    73 cj5

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    They make greaseable bolts.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2021
    nickmil

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    This would have been good information to know from the beginning. Lots of information and time wasted because of lack of initial correct information.
     

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