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Body Mounting Bolts
« on: October 02, 2019, 11:12:19 PM »
On my CJ3B, there are two body to frame mounting bolts in the floor of the bed. These look like carriage bolts but with larger heads than a normal carriage bolt. Does anyone know of a source for these bolts?  Thanks!

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Re: Body Mounting Bolts
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 11:18:45 PM »
The bolts I used are called "step bolts". Around here I found them at Tacoma *...Fastenal would probably have them...

Here is an example....may or may not be the size you need.....

https://www.amazon.com/Steps-Bolts-Grade-Plated-Quantity/dp/B07GT8NYBT/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=step+bolts&qid=1570072562&s=industrial&sr=1-1


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I found a description and they are sold separately...

https://www.fastenal.com/product/fasteners/bolts/step-bolts/600033;jsessionid=8uVR5zLvpMN33qOukIHEpgOL.38536438-9c19-3947-9017-bf77ad0514fd?categoryId=600033&level=3&query=BOLTS&isExpanded=true&view=1


I found a picture too...if I keep looking I'm liable to find a couple of spares...I always buy more than I need.....
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Re: Body Mounting Bolts
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 10:19:05 AM »
Thanks! That's exactly what I am looking for! I have one original, but had to cut the other one off.

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Re: Body Mounting Bolts
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2019, 11:12:38 AM »
Chuck,
I have 2 extra (I buy more than I need sometimes just in case I break something).  They're zinc plated.  Yours if you want them.
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Re: Body Mounting Bolts
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2019, 04:02:30 PM »
Thanks, Rus. I am in no rush, tub has not gone to blaster yet. Maybe if you get near B'ham sometime, we could meet.

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Re: Body Mounting Bolts
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2019, 08:16:19 PM »
Quote from: Chuck Watford
...I am in no rush....

Yeah, boy.  I know that tune!  I've been clobbered with stuff to do and have been hoping to get back up to Decatur to see if I can have some more BBQ with Buddy.   

The bolts will keep just fine in my parts bin until then!

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Re: Body Mounting Bolts
« Reply #6 on: Today at 11:52:15 AM »
I'm starting to think ahead to the day I start to put this jeep back together, and I am wondering what color the bolts should be, the ones that bolt the fenders to the tub and the grill to the fenders. Should they be black? Or the body color, or maybe event cad plated? Thoughts?