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control arm bolts
bhpinto79 Offline
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#1
can some one please tell me what size the control arm bolts are? and length? what grade would be nice?

thanks
White - 88 5 spd w/Gillis & K&N
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Chuck W Offline
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#2
Rears are M12-1.75
Fronts are M16-2.00

Grade 10.9

Length...measure the old ones....
83 TC Clone, 80 Cougar XR-7, 85 Volvo 244 Turbo, AND 88 Scorpio
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bhpinto79 Offline
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#3
thanks chuck ordered them from ford today will get monday
White - 88 5 spd w/Gillis & K&N
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vegas_ss Offline
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#4
The manual stated that the old bolts should be discarded... I assume reusing them are not advisable?
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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Jeff K Offline
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#5
I have reused them with no problems for many years.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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vegas_ss Offline
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#6
Thanks... I may get some new ones, about $20 at the dealer for a set of 4. They will need to be ordered though and take a few days. The old ones looked pretty good, only one had a little rust on the shoulder. Won't be putting it back together until next weekend, so I have the time. It's good to know that they can be reused though.
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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DonH Offline
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#7
Many times Ford say to replace bolts because the bolts or nuts that come with them have a thread locking compound on them. If the original bolts are OK use Permatex blue on the threads when putting them back in.
1987 TC stock except ATR 2.5"
1983 Pontiac Transam T-top 5.7 T56 [email protected] top speed: 176mph
1978 Fairmont 2.3 4-spd Big-top S/W
1946 Willys CJ2A 134.2ci L4 No-top
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vegas_ss Offline
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#8
Quote:Originally posted by vegas_ss:
Thanks... I may get some new ones, about $20 at the dealer for a set of 4. They will need to be ordered though and take a few days. The old ones looked pretty good, only one had a little rust on the shoulder. Won't be putting it back together until next weekend, so I have the time. It's good to know that they can be reused though.
Well don't send your wife to the dealer to order parts!!! Seems the price qouted was for each, rather than call me she just ordered them (non-refundable) $78... Live and learn!!!
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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