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front suspension pan replacement

This past summer, I traded for a front suspension pan and gas tank support from a fellow Pelican member. I am currently welding in extra support around the six bosses that hold the front A-Arms in place, and have found that the original #10 metric bolts will not thread into the bosses ( I believe that is the correct metric size). After trying several different size bolts, I have discovered that the bosses in the suspension are 3/8" national course threads. Has anyone encountered this problem while replacing a suspension pan? Thanks NKP676801
Old 10-19-2011, 02:43 PM
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Do you have any idea who manufactured the pan?
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E SULLY--No sir, I don't. The suspension pan actually fits quite well, but I thought it strange it didn't have metric bosses. The #10 metric and 3/8NC are all but equal. I thought I'd use case hardned allen bolts to mount the a-arms back on. Thanks---NKP676801
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I would be careful. I would have to believe the threads would be 10mm. I have never heard of anyone getting a pan with a 3/8" thread. I did a test on mine with a 3/8" bolt and it starts out slightly loose and then due to the slight difference in thread pitch stops after about 10 turns. I would consider chasing the threads with a 10mm tap. Maybe the welding warped the bosses a little?
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Thanks--- I'll try what you suggest. NKP676801
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