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Unread 09-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Stainless steel hardware

Hi guys,

I was looking at the following hardware for my 86 CJ7

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13019_203.htm

I have a replacement fiberglass tub, and am wondering why you wouldn't use stainless steel with fiberglass as it says in the product details? I am looking to replace the body hardware with something which won't rust.

Thanks,
Greg

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Unread 09-18-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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Its not that you can't use stainless with fiberglass, this kit is meant for a steel body so the bolts would not fit through the extra thickness of a fiberglass body. Anybody else can respond if I am wrong. Totally stainless sells individual bolts.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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Ah, I see. Thanks for the info.

Are there any kits for fiberglass?
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Unread 09-19-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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There must be boat supply houses up there that will sell SS hardware.
If not go to
http://www.mcmaster.com/
They have all sorts of stainless hardware.Just order what you need.
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Unread 09-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies guys. There is no list of what comes in that kit is there? Just so we could build our own kit online
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Unread 09-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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Not sure if you have a Fastenal store near you but they are also a good source for SS Hardware. As far as the Fiberglass body goes the hardware will probably be long enough but on the Metal bodies there are a lot of nuts that are welded into the body, you will not have these on the F/G body so you would probably need to get nuts separate. Just my 2 cents.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 06:18 PM   #7
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Not sure if you have a Fastenal store near you but they are also a good source for SS Hardware. As far as the Fiberglass body goes the hardware will probably be long enough but on the Metal bodies there are a lot of nuts that are welded into the body, you will not have these on the F/G body so you would probably need to get nuts separate. Just my 2 cents.
So, the kit would be fine, just buy some extra nuts? That sounds like a good plan, thanks!
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Unread 09-22-2012, 11:00 AM   #8
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GH let us know how it works if you buy the kit and just buy extra bolts... I'm sure buying the kit and some extra bolts would be more cost effective than buying everything single.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 04:03 PM   #9
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Got the kit today, from looking at it, seems like I am going to get my money worth but ill update when it's done...in four months!
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