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U Bolts

hey Guys. Im a newb to this forum but i need some help. i just bought a 2005 F350 SRW and the u bolts are pretty rusty. Easy enough to replace but the kicker is they are 5/8 diameter and 21 inches tall. i can NOT find them ANYWHERE!! any help would be grateful. thanks in advance guys.
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Re: U Bolts

Buy a thread cleaner, this is not for cutting threads, it's to clean them. Anyway, see how they look all cleaned up, it could simply be surface corrosion that just needs a little work. Considering how much I paid for my last u-bolts, I'd clean them up and re-evaluate before buying new. You won't find them, they need to be made. Cha-ching.

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Re: U Bolts

Well they're pretty corroded onto the nuts. They were a pain to just get them all the way off. Do you have any idea of where to get some?

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Well yeah they were hard to get off, you were packing the threads full of oxide while you were wrenching them off. There isn't much clearance in there, ya know.

I can't remember if I went to the local fab shop or differential shop to get my u-bolts made.

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Most spring shops will be able to make any length and thickness of ubolt that you want. They can also make the threads as long as you want. I'd call around to some local spring shops and see how much they want to do that...or call Trevor at PMF.


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We can make them up for ya. Ubolt material comes in pre threaded rod and is then bent to spec. The threads on them are rolled, not cut. Rolled threads are much stronger. 5/8" and 3/4" ubolt material should be grade 8. We stock the threaded rod in many different lengths and can bend up whatever you need. You would be looking at $75 plus shipping for the set of 4 with high nuts and washers. Give us a call if we can help!

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Yeah that'd be awesome. Whats the number?

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