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#3228937 - 12/27/13 07:08 AM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: 901Memphis]
JetStar Offline


Registered: 10/02/08
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Loc: Flatlands of Indiana
3 pages for a missing trans pan bolt????
Go to a good hardware. Maybe I'm spoiled but I have two hardwares within 10 miles of me that would likely have the correct flange bolt.
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#3228953 - 12/27/13 07:31 AM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: gr8gatzby]
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Loc: Central Virginia
I would go to the hardware store too. It wouldn't bother me if the bolts weren't a perfect match. Bolt and a washer will work if you can't find the exact type of bolt.
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#3229000 - 12/27/13 08:59 AM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 2622
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
I got two Dorman flange bolts for my Buick that were identical to the OEM bolts except for the color -- the OEM bolts are silver and the Dormans are gold.


Then you should replace them all with gold so they match... wink

No doubt OCD runs rampet on this board...

Me, If there isn't something workable in my bucket, I'll go to Tractor Supply and buy whatever is close...

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#3229025 - 12/27/13 09:47 AM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: TFB1]
FXjohn Offline


Registered: 05/25/07
Posts: 1149
Loc: NE Indiana
Originally Posted By: TFB1
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
I got two Dorman flange bolts for my Buick that were identical to the OEM bolts except for the color -- the OEM bolts are silver and the Dormans are gold.


Then you should replace them all with gold so they match... wink

No doubt OCD runs rampet on this board...

Me, If there isn't something workable in my bucket, I'll go to Tractor Supply and buy whatever is close...


why pay more money and get 10 bolts instead of two, of unknown grade?

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#3229030 - 12/27/13 09:53 AM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: gr8gatzby]
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 1539
Loc: Illinois
There has to be a Ford with a transmission in the J/Y. Wait until you strip one out. Then you can use a 1/4 - 28 without even tapping. smile

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#3229055 - 12/27/13 10:50 AM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: gr8gatzby]
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Registered: 12/26/05
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If you have some appropriate hex bar stock, a lathe and a heat treat oven you could make your own.

Are we to four pages yet?
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#3229069 - 12/27/13 11:09 AM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: FXjohn]
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1773
Loc: Tracy, CA
Originally Posted By: FXjohn
Originally Posted By: TFB1
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
I got two Dorman flange bolts for my Buick that were identical to the OEM bolts except for the color -- the OEM bolts are silver and the Dormans are gold.


Then you should replace them all with gold so they match... wink

No doubt OCD runs rampet on this board...

Me, If there isn't something workable in my bucket, I'll go to Tractor Supply and buy whatever is close...


why pay more money and get 10 bolts instead of two, of unknown grade?


I'd use nothing less than a 10.9 grade bolt if it was my pan.

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Edited by paulo57509 (12/27/13 11:09 AM)
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#3229087 - 12/27/13 11:38 AM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: gr8gatzby]
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 4656
Loc: MI
The OEM appears to be 9.8, but I am not positive.

You can find it here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/93224569/Standard-and-Utility-Parts-Catalog .... grin

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#3229103 - 12/27/13 12:02 PM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: gr8gatzby]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 649
Loc: Central Virginia
4 pages now. I always keep bolts from spare parts, junkyard bolts, etc. I probably have what the OP needs in my boxes of junk.
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#3229106 - 12/27/13 12:04 PM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: gr8gatzby]
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 1539
Loc: Illinois
I'm sure I have a ford OEM trans pan bolt if you are desperate enough.

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#3229110 - 12/27/13 12:09 PM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: gr8gatzby]
BubbaFL Offline


Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 130
Loc: FL
Harbor Freight, 460 piece metric bolt assortment, $4.99

http://www.harborfreight.com/725-piece-nut-and-washer-set-with-6-inch-parts-tray-67624.html

Use a rotary tool or hacksaw to cut the M8x1.25x40 down to size.

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#3229117 - 12/27/13 12:17 PM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: CHARLIEBRONSON21]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 4819
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Originally Posted By: CHARLIEBRONSON21
Scour the local parking lots for your model year?



I lol'd at that , good way to get shot!
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#3229154 - 12/27/13 01:13 PM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: gr8gatzby]
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Loc: Southeastern, USA
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www.mcmaster.com

Has EVERYTHING you could ever need for anything. Period.

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#3229168 - 12/27/13 01:40 PM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: gr8gatzby]
FXjohn Offline


Registered: 05/25/07
Posts: 1149
Loc: NE Indiana
why would you put your car back together with tractor supply chinese garbage hardware?

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#3229210 - 12/27/13 02:48 PM Re: I need a single bolt. How hard can it be? [Re: FXjohn]
TFB1 Offline


Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 2622
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: FXjohn
why would you put your car back together with tractor supply chinese garbage hardware?


Guess you've never been to TS eh??? They have a great selection of std bolts in grades 2, 5, & 8, as well a quality metric sizes, anyway I don't care if they MAYBE are imported... For a trans pan a thumbscrew, even bubble gum would be fine...

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