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Unread 11-13-2009, 08:21 AM   #1
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Body bolts rusted out

I bought a pair of Black Mountain Side/Nerf Bars that attach to the body bolts, no drilling required. I went to install them last night but the body bolt was rusted and had worn away the threads, rendering it unable to be screwed back in.

Here's a picture of the body bolt assembly, with the nerf bar attachment: DSC04833 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Here's a picture of the body bolt itself: DSC04836 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

How do I replace this? All the threads are worn almost smooth! Any ideas appreciated.

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Unread 11-13-2009, 08:34 AM   #2
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I bought a pair of Black Mountain Side/Nerf Bars that attach to the body bolts, no drilling required. I went to install them last night but the body bolt was rusted and had worn away the threads, rendering it unable to be screwed back in.

Here's a picture of the body bolt assembly, with the nerf bar attachment: DSC04833 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Here's a picture of the body bolt itself: DSC04836 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

How do I replace this? All the threads are worn almost smooth! Any ideas appreciated.
Are you sure you read the directions on how to install that bracket?
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Unread 11-13-2009, 08:47 AM   #3
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Yes, I'm pretty sure.
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Unread 11-13-2009, 08:50 AM   #4
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Yes, I'm pretty sure.
Well, if you're sure and that's really the way that bracket mounts to hold a nerf bar, you really should entertain another way of protecting your rockers.
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Unread 11-13-2009, 08:54 AM   #5
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I'm here in the Gump too, and I have a set of the stock body bolts I'll give you, if you need them. They wont' work with a body lift though, as they are too short. And I can't tell if you have a BL or not from the pics...
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Aside from the mounting....the bolt can be bought at any local hardware store. Take the bolt with you and ask for help matching sizes. Your wanting Grade 8 hardware. It will be yellow in color (yellow zinc plated) Course thread.
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Unread 11-13-2009, 08:58 AM   #7
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I don't have a body lift, dirt_j00. I's appreciate the bolts! I'll send you a private message for contact info.

My question is, since the threads are worn out, will I even be able to screw a new bolt in? What do I do if the threads in the undercarriage are crapped out?
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Aside from the mounting....the bolt can be bought at any local hardware store. Take the bolt with you and ask for help matching sizes. Your wanting Grade 8 hardware. It will be yellow in color (yellow zinc plated) Course thread.
Which course... Golf, race, or dinner?
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I knew that was coming.
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I don't have a body lift, dirt_j00. I's appreciate the bolts! I'll send you a private message for contact info.

My question is, since the threads are worn out, will I even be able to screw a new bolt in? What do I do if the threads in the undercarriage are crapped out?
I'm wondering why you don't have the stock bolts any longer? Are all the bolts like the one in the pictures?
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I'm wondering why you don't have the stock bolts any longer? Are all the bolts like the one in the pictures?
I only removed, the one, so I'm not sure if the others are the same size. Should they be longer? If so, how long is ideal?
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I only removed, the one, so I'm not sure if the others are the same size. Should they be longer? If so, how long is ideal?
It's not the length, it's the style. Factory is a flange head trilobular thread and very high quality.
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Unread 11-13-2009, 08:43 PM   #13
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heres how my steps are mounted... please stfu about the body lift

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