Re: Rear Fender Bolts '49 8N

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI on March 20, 2021 at 17:49:24 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Rear Fender Bolts '49 8N posted by Kimberly on March 14, 2021 at 12:42:09:

If you mean the fender bolts to rear axle mount bosses, Carpenter and Just8ns sell the 4-bolt later carriage kit. BUT, before you buy, note that the fender mount bolts were HEX HEADs from '39 thru '50. They were then changed to CARRIAGE BOLTS and that is only what DC and Just8 sells. I believe you have a 1949 8N and thus would have the HEX HEAD fender bolts, The Carriage bolts WILL NOT work as they need a square pilot hole on the fenders AND the axle boss to mate correctly. You can get standard HEX HEAD bolts anywhere but it matters where you but from. Try McMaster-Carr as the standard places in town like ACE, TSC, and Fastenal will rip you off. Look at your fenders and axle bosses. Do you see a square pilot hole? If not, you need hex head bolts. You cannot force carriage bolts into those parts. Also, if you have STABILIZER BAR BRACKETS, you will need extra length bolts no matter which ones you have. The OEM fender bolt is part number 22185-S, listed as 5/8-18 x 5.56 (9/16") HEX HEAD. Since that is no longer a standard Industry length anymore, nor anything in between that and 6, you need to get length in 6" and you will be fine. Add an inch if you are using STABILIZER BRACKETS. Use standard 5/8 Lockwashers and Hex Nuts. The kit DC and Just have are 5/8-18 CARRIAGE BOLTS and the Industry no longer makes carriage bolts in fine thread either.

Tim Daley(MI)

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