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Unread 03-13-2014, 03:31 AM   #1
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Wj U-nuts for tow hooks. where to find

Just got some tow hooks and there are no u nuts included. Can someone point me to a supplier or do any of you guys have any spares?
Any help is appreciated

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Unread 03-13-2014, 05:30 AM   #2
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got them from Kolak
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Clips and fastners dot com got them
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I haven't tried them yet but here are a couple quotes from a different thread. This option may be just what you need...

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Just did the install. I was missing the 2 u nuts and 2 bolts to go with them. I couldn't find a metric u nut with the correct depth to match the others. Most metric u nut depths that match the OEM bolts are 19mm and you need roughly 28mm depth. I went with sae thread Napa Balkamp u nuts part #665-1961 package of 3 you only need 2 of them. They are 3/8 - 16 screw size and just picked up 2 sae 3/8 - 16 Grade 8 bolts and washers from them. I think the bolts were 1 1/4 length. You can go longer if they don't have the correct length.

A GM part number comes up for the u bolts that matches the Jeep OEM metric bolts with the correct depth. The number comes up in their computer but they said no longer available.
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Good information!

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...961_0361079104

Dimensions : Panel Range - .05" - .2", Center Of Hole To Panel Edge - 1 1/8"
Manufacturer : Auto Fastener Group, Inc.
Manufacturer Part Number : 46029
Material Type : Steel
Mounting Hole Diameter : 3/8"-16
Package Quantity : (1) Nut
Style Name : Extruded U-Nut
Thread Size : 3/8"-16

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Any "True Value" hardware store should have them.
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Lowes has them, too.

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Any "True Value" hardware store should have them.
They are also Ace hardware. same store
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Any "True Value" hardware store should have them.

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Lowes has them, too.

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They are also Ace hardware. same store

Are you sure? Notice how deep the required u-nuts are? The way I understand it, they aren't your standard u-nut that you can grab anywhere...
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Are you sure? Notice how deep the required u-nuts are? The way I understand it, they aren't your standard u-nut that you can grab anywhere...
Well, I didn't take any out of the package to measure them, but it said it had the same measurements as the rock rail mounts I was looking for. I was only browsing at the time, but they looked just like what I had bought from www.clipsandfasteners.com.

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If you buy from Lowes/Menards/Ace, be sure the center of the hole to the edge is deep enough...

It looks like this may work from ClipsAndFasteners:

Extruded U Nut M10-1.5 Screw Size - GM

Extruded U Nut
Phosphate
M10-1.50 Screw Size
Panel Range: 1.0mm-6.0mm (.040"-.230")
Center of Hole to Edge: 19mm (3/4")
Replaces GM: 11500662, 22531616
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