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Old 11-15-2012, 10:33 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by stang74shelby View Post
What about the stock bolts needed for the reinforced bar?
That's the one thing I won't be installing, since they're prohibitively expensive at ~$13 per bolt. The Ford bolts are specialized, due to the unthreaded shank on the bolt and the hardened steel spacer, but they're only grade 10.9 fasteners.

I have sourced similar grade 10.9 M8 x 1.25 x 30mm flange bolts that I will be using instead, and I will also be torquing them to factory specs.

I will also be re-using the hardened factory bolt spacers, since I cut them off of the factory bolts and drilled them out to fit over the threads of these bolts.
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