rust free bolts/nuts. - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today



Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-31-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
konqrrr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 79
konqrrr is on a distinguished road
rust free bolts/nuts.

Wanna start replacing nuts/bolts/screws with rust free metal. Probably won't happen but give me some ideas...... Buy new ad paint...etc. Plus bed lined fram hmmmmmm?
konqrrr is offline   Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
div4gold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 513
div4gold is on a distinguished road
Stainless steel is pretty much rust free.

__________________
2006 TJ Unlimited, stock.
div4gold is offline   Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
1SAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 546
1SAS is on a distinguished road
Remember, stainless steel is Grade 2 AT BEST. You want to upgrade your bolts, not down grade. Most jeepers upgrade to Grade 8. Now, it you aren't talking engine head bolts, suspension or roll bars, then stainless is probably OK. Be sure of what you are replacing first.

Take care,
__________________
Check "YJ V6 Conversion Swap" if you want to see my "frame up" restoration that anyone can do.

Check "WWII Willy's restoration and usage..." if you want to see THE ORIGINAL JEEP IN ACTION.
1SAS is offline   Quote
 
Old 09-01-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 342
Ravenworks is on a distinguished road
Never-Seize is your friend,anytime you remove a fastener it should be used unless it requires loctite.
__________________
"81-84" Semper-Fi
IUOE 18
Ravenworks is offline   Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 42,275
Jerry Bransford is on a distinguished road
Upgrading hardware to rust-free materials would seem to be a good idea but there's more to it than that.

As 1SAS brings up, stainless steel would be a bad choice for many areas because you just can't make it strong enough for to replace the stronger grades of hardware found throughout a Jeep.

Once you get into quality hardware, you can easily find anodized (rust resistant) replacement bolts but trust me, they aren't cheap. Worth it? Yep! Just be sure you use the right strength grade bolts. Many are fasteners are Grade 5 or metric 8.8 and stronger, make sure your replacements are equal to or stronger than what you removed.
__________________
Gone wheeling Friday through Sunday.

When you have a choice, buy American.
Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner