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EDIT: Front Bolts

I looked on fordparts.com and they are discontinued and no specifications are listed. Has anyone ever had to buy these and/or know where I can get them?

They were rusted in place and even pb-blaster and torching didn't help - had to beat them out, and they are thrashed beyond use.

Thanks!
 

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EDIT: Front Bolts

I looked on fordparts.com and they are discontinued and no specifications are listed. Has anyone ever had to buy these and/or know where I can get them?

They were rusted in place and even pb-blaster and torching didn't help - had to beat them out, and they are thrashed beyond use.

Thanks!
You will have to get the from junkyard. Moog may sell struts on RockAuto which includes them, otherwise junkyard is only place I know of.
 

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I've managed to pin down the bolt specs. They are M12-1.25 x 60 MM flange bolts. Apparently, M12-1.25 is very rare thread size/pitch for grade 10.9 flange bolts. Who knew? I've found titanium bolts online for 16 bucks a bolt... hoping to spend less obviously :)

Going to drop by fastenal next week - as for the junkyard, there is one about 60 miles away that has an escort. Might be able to get those. Only issue is... if these were so stuck... those might be as well. :-\.

Final option is to either order the overkill titanium bolts, or have some bolts custom made from fastenal i guess.


EDIT: I was able to find hex-head bolts. Does anyone know if using a hex-head and washer in place of the flange bolt would be acceptable?
 

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Yes, that should work fine as long as the grade is the same or higher.
 
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I've managed to pin down the bolt specs. They are M12-1.25 x 60 MM flange bolts. Apparently, M12-1.25 is very rare thread size/pitch for grade 10.9 flange bolts. Who knew? I've found titanium bolts online for 16 bucks a bolt... hoping to spend less obviously :)

Going to drop by fastenal next week - as for the junkyard, there is one about 60 miles away that has an escort. Might be able to get those. Only issue is... if these were so stuck... those might be as well. :-\.

Final option is to either order the overkill titanium bolts, or have some bolts custom made from fastenal i guess.

EDIT: I was able to find hex-head bolts. Does anyone know if using a hex-head and washer in place of the flange bolt would be acceptable?
Yes I had to use hex head ones on my left rear strut because I had to cut and beat those out. The grade was better than the stock bolts and have had no problems so far
 

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Just an update. I ended up special ordering some bolts via fastenal. Identical in every way except... no flange on the hex head. They just don't make them. Oh well?

Next time I am at the pick n pull I will try and nab some, but given the northwest rainy climate, im not going to get my hopes up.
 

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While I know this is an older thread, check out Ace Hardware in the Portland area. The Sandy Ace Hardware had a very good selection of metric 10.9 bolts, washers, and nuts.
 

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Is using strut camber bolts an option? I mean if your camber is off you could use two of these (one on each side) and at least they ae made to be used on struts.
That would be a good option.
Right now, not gonna lie, I have the inner control arm bolts on the lower strut mount with and added nut Its the same thread type and stronger. The after market forged control arms on my 88 came with better bolts so I had an extra set.
 

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Is using strut camber bolts an option? I mean if your camber is off you could use two of these (one on each side) and at least they ae made to be used on struts.
The only concern I would have with using camber bolts would be do they fit and also I think you’d have to let anyone know that would be aligning it that there are two camber bolts instead of one.
We had a case of where the threads stripped out on the lower strut bolt and had to replace it entirely.
 
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