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What size bolts?

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by GIjivecrew, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Feb 27, 2005
    GIjivecrew

    GIjivecrew GI Jive

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    Does anyone know what size bolts fit the hinge under the windscreen, for mounting the mirror. Four little threaded holes? US threads are hard to find in Blighty. :(
     
  2. Feb 27, 2005
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

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    1/4 inch x 20 threads, 1/2 inch long.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2005
    kamel

    kamel Senior Curmudgeon

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    I have found that the parts manual for the cj is invaluable in determining what size bolt to use.

    The part manual specifies each bolt and screw in terms of size, length and thread.

    If you are going to do a lot of work on the jeep, a copy of the part manual would be a big help.

    kamel
     
  4. Feb 27, 2005
    beeser

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    If you mean the side mirror mounted to the windshield frame, they are 1/4"-20 x 1/2" long, button head Phillips screws. The rear view mirror mounted on the top center of the windshield is different. Let us know if the that's what you had in mind.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2005
    GIjivecrew

    GIjivecrew GI Jive

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    That's the one, thanks for the info, Does anyone have the full title of the parts manual, I have a British haynes manual but it's not great? :D
     
  6. Feb 28, 2005
    beeser

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    "Jeep Universal Parts Catalog"
     
  7. Mar 1, 2005
    GIjivecrew

    GIjivecrew GI Jive

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    Cheers

    The ones I'm after are all the ones that go into threaded holes, England! You go to an auto shop and you see two bolts in a vacume package, over priced! What ever happened to the old fasioned store with loose bolts. The guy in the shop did not even understand US bolts?


    Has anyone got four 1/4"-20 x 1/2" long, button head Phillips screws I can buy from them? I also need to replace all the hood hinge bolts.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2005
    GIjivecrew

    GIjivecrew GI Jive

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    Photo of the holes that need bolts
     
  9. Mar 2, 2005
    steve oldroyd

    steve oldroyd New Member

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    I just bought some of these bolts. I am restoring my 58 CJ5 and wanted an exact match. I could have used the old ones as they came out intact, but I am using stainless steel for appearance where possible.

    I can send you 4 of these in stainless with button head philips heads. I am located in Vancouver BC Canada. They were only a few cents each and shipping would only be a couple of bucks, so I'm not too worried about it. You can send me a couple of pounds once you get them and are happy.

    Let me know,
     
  10. Mar 2, 2005
    sasquatch

    sasquatch I'm big in Japan.

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    Where's a good place to get this parts manual? It sounds handy.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2005
    Old Bill

    Old Bill Aggressively passive....

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    OK, Maybe this is hijacking, but didn't the US threads originally come from England? That is, didn't the whole "fractional" thing originate in the UK?

    And when did the "British Standard-Whitworth form" go by the wayside?

    Good trivia to know next wrenching session....
     
  12. Mar 2, 2005
    73cj5

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    Can't you drill it out and retap it with metric threads?
     
  13. Mar 2, 2005
    timgr

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    USS == United States Standard (coarse threads)
    SAE == Society of Automotive Engineeers (fine threads)

    IIRC
     
  14. Mar 2, 2005
    66cj5

    66cj5 Jeep with no name

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    since "standard" nuts/bolts are hard to find, i would use metric.
     

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