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    Posted: Sep/13/2018 at 6:02pm
Just putting this out there to see if someone might have a good set of bolts that go through the frame. 
I have found out that these are a special sized bolt and had to been made custom for AMC. 
If anyone has an extra set please let me know. The only other option that I have is to have a machine shop mill a 3/4" bolt down to the original size. 
The one on the right is a 5/8" and is too small. And a 3/4" is too big. 
Original bolt on the left is an 41/64"x18x7". And another odd ball thing is the head size. 1-3/64th"...Confused
And it's not a metric bolt either. The closest size in metric is a 16 mm. It's only 5 thousands bigger then a 5/8". 
Any help would be greatly appreciated..!!! 
Thanks..!! 
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Edit... I would also need the nuts too...


Edited by BrotherBamc - Sep/13/2018 at 9:15pm
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Originally posted by BrotherBamc BrotherBamc wrote:


Just putting this out there to see if someone might have a good set of bolts that go through the frame. 
I have found out that these are a special sized bolt and had to been made custom for AMC. 
If anyone has an extra set please let me know. The only other option that I have is to have a machine shop mill a 3/4" bolt down to the original size. 
The one on the right is a 5/8" and is too small. And a 3/4" is too big. 
Original bolt on the left is an 11/64"x18x7". And another odd ball thing is the head size. 1-3/64th"...Confused
And it's not a metric bolt either. The closest size in metric is a 16 mm. It's only 5 thousands bigger then a 5/8". 
Any help would be greatly appreciated..!!! 
Thanks..!! 
William 


Edit... I would also need the nuts too...



Are you sure the original bolt is not like 41/64" Maybe ??? Isn't 11/64 smaller than 1/4"?
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You are right Dennis...
It is an 41/64". 
I will edit the post to list that size. 
I do have another option...
Cold rolled steel bar. Machine it down to 41/64" and then thread both ends for a nut. 
I am not sure what the cost of that would be, but my local machine shop charges about 80 per hour. 
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If those are the same bolts that are in a Hornet frontend then I should have them. I removed the entire front suspension from a rust free Southern car, so are in nice condition. Just like Idaho.

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Thanks Tom.
Wish it was that easy, but they're not the same size.
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Three days ago I installed the torq-links back on my 68 AMX. 401MATCOUPE restored them with correct rubber bushings. The head of the bolts required a 1-1/8" socket or wrench. May want to double check. 
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Do the AMX bolts go all the way through the frame like a Gremlin? I'm not too concerned about the head diameter and you are probably right. They probably are inch and an eighth, could of easily misread the calipers. 
My links have also been restored by Ross. 
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William,

Something doesn't sound right....the bushing are sized to take a 3/4" Bolt.  The frame bolts on Gremlin are different the AMX for sure.....Gremlin is much longer.  If the bolt you took out is a strange diameter as you stated somebody messed with the hardware post production.

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Originally posted by 401MATCOUPE 401MATCOUPE wrote:

William,

Something doesn't sound right....the bushing are sized to take a 3/4" Bolt.  The frame bolts on Gremlin are different the AMX for sure.....Gremlin is much longer.  If the bolt you took out is a strange diameter as you stated somebody messed with the hardware post production.

Ross
 

Doesn't surprise me Ross... 
I've already made the brackets to fit and welded them into frame with the 1 bolt that I have. I assumed that it was an original bolt as it was what came with the torque links. I suppose I could try and ream out the bracket hole and "make" a 3/4" bolt work. If I had known that this was such an oddball size and "unobtainable", I sure would of done something different... Ouch
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