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Jrs402

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Location : The Dalles, Oregon
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1/4 inch U bolts

Post by Jrs402 on Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:49 pm

I'am new to this fourm and econolines. I have a 62 econo pick up I am trying to get back on the road. My proublems is I need new U joint U bolts. The ones on the rig are 1/4" dia. and the cups are 1". Tried napa and looked on Internet with no luck, only come up with 5/16" for 1" cups. Anybody else run across this proublem? Any help would be appreciated. I'am at a loss as where to go from here. Thanks
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scarlin

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Re: 1/4 inch U bolts

Post by scarlin on Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:39 pm

I'd drill the the 5/16" holes, Stronger than 1/4", assuming the width or center to center is the same.
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Jrs402

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Re: 1/4 inch U bolts

Post by Jrs402 on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:15 pm

I considered doing that but I would have interference with the nuts and the yoke. Might find a 12 point nut to work. The 1/4" size must be an oddball. Surprised this proublem has not come up before.
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AthensTxMc

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Re: 1/4 inch U bolts

Post by AthensTxMc on Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:58 pm

Have you found u-bolts yet?
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Jrs402

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Re: 1/4 inch U bolts

Post by Jrs402 on Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:03 pm

No luck yet. I am going to try at a driveline service shop
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AthensTxMc

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Re: 1/4 inch U bolts

Post by AthensTxMc on Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:50 pm

How many do you need? Are they for the small yoke?
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Jrs402

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Re: 1/4 inch U bolts

Post by Jrs402 on Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:36 am

I only need one. The caps are 1" and on a 7 1/4" diff.
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Twinpilot001

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Re: 1/4 inch U bolts

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:14 am

just for laughts - try "wirepuller here"!! He may have some as hes likely not going to use his anylonger!! I may have a set -i will look today. That or try some ford NOS sellers parts houses for then?.junk yards too -Theyre out there!! Twisted Evil
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Seth G
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Re: 1/4 inch U bolts

Post by Seth G on Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:16 pm

Call Drivelines Northwest. They'll have them
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Jrs402

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Re: 1/4 inch U bolts

Post by Jrs402 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:00 am

Thanks Seth for info. I think another member is going to hook me up with one

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