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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-04, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Steering box bolts

hey all,

posted this in the F150 section but as yet no reply.....

....anyone had trouble breaking bolts.....put grade 8 in last time but still broke them.....next step will be to plate the chassis I guess....

BTW.....this is on my 84 F100.....

any ideas????


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Re: Steering box bolts

hey rigid ,
as a last resort y'a may have to plate the chassis ,a mate had the same problem .He went and got genuine Caterpillar grade 8 bolts - problem solved.
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Re: Steering box bolts

are genuine caterpillar bolts harder than the grade eight ones I would have got from a general fastener supplier???

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Re: Steering box bolts

They are a better grade bolt. A mob that does chevy diesel conversions ,replace all the chev head bolts & main bearing cap bolts with cat bolts . The chev 350 diesels would strip head bolts, they never had any more trouble with the cat bolts.
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Re: Steering box bolts

bloody fanstastic....thanx for the info.....and as we run all cat engines in our kenworths, I should even be able to get them cheaper

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