U-bolts from '78 fj40 will fit '71 fj40?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by sproggy, Aug 10, 2018 at 12:06 PM.

  1. sproggy

    sproggy SILVER Star

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    Hi guys, I'm pretty sure the answer is yes but....will used U-bolts off of a 78 fit my 7/71? Mine are all torqued and twisted (from a long ago accident) and I'm sure they DO NOT contribute in any way to a smooth ride. Thanks!
     
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    should fit ive swapped them over the years from truck to truck
     
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    You can check fitment at SOR.com. I thought certain early u-bolts were different - I carried junkyard spares for 20 years in my truck before finding out they did not fit my '78.
     
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    I read somewhere that u-bolts should not be reused. I pick some new ones up for my ‘70 FJ40 from Cool Cruisers.
     
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    I've always thought U-bolts were single use although I've re-used them for off road use. When I recently replaced my springs I just had new ones made up. Local shop "Rose Spring" makes them, size to order while you wait. $12 each with nuts and washers. The said 15 minutes but they lied. It was 6 minutes. Too easy. They were plain steel so I had to paint them.
     
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    Thanks, guys. I appreciate the responses. Hmm, I've got to figure out my next move now..... Never knew they were single use.
     
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    OH just checked that cool cruisers link.... Problem solved, I will place an order there. Thanks a bunch everyone!
     
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