Strut Bar Rear Nut

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  1. Kevindc

    Kevindc Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything special about these nuts? I need a couple and have not been able to find any OEM's. Perhaps just use some nylocks.
     
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    I substituted a Grade 8 nut with a dab of loctite blue.
     
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    They have a built in shoulder that is unique to their application!
     
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      This should be what your after.
       

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      Any idea where to buy a couple of those? Thanks.
       
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      "Fastenal"
       
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      Junk yard.
      Up here we call them Pick-N-Pull, but in Southern California, you guys call them Ecology.

      I would sell you some of mine if i knew when i was going to make a drive over to the post office, for something else, but i can't make a seperate trip for such small dollar items.
       
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      Funny the one's I have seen are twelve point.
       
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      I have seen that too, and have over a dozen of them.
      Now don't absolutely quote me on this, but i only have seen them on 64 and earlier cars, so there had to be a cut off time frame in their usage, application, at some point in time.
       

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      Any reason the nuts on the LCA side will not screw all the way on to the strut. Threads are good, they just seem to stop at one point.
       
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      Tell us more.
      What have you done?
      Replaced the strut rods themselves?
      New aftermarket ones? Good used ones?
      Did a bushing replacement?
      Original ones to the car?
       
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      Bought good used ones. I also noticed they do not have a hole for roll pin like my originals from '69 Barracuda
       
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      they are an interferance thread, a type of self locking nut. if you look close you'll notice the hole is not perfectly round, they're pre clinched.
       
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      thanks for the info