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Old 01-16-2018, 12:23 AM   #1
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Any idea what the letters mean on the head of the spring bolt?
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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The letters indicate the manufacturer.

I do not think this is an original spring bolt. It looks like there are 3 hash marks on the bolt that indicates it is a Grade 5 Bolt. This system was not in use when the Model A was manufactured.

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Any idea what the letters mean on the head of the spring bolt?
"Maybe" they mean, DANGER, made in CHINA
A Friend was slowly tightening a center bolt, after carefully stacking the leaves, on his '34 Pickup & found that it DIDN'T have enough threaded section---+*$&^$#$+=*#---Where did he lurn those wurds???
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:55 AM   #4
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Grade 5 bolt that someone has modified the head to fit the square in the crossmember.
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it DIDN'T have enough threaded section
So, what's the deal with the current suppliers center bolts? Their recommended lengths are about 2-3 inches too long. The nut bottoms out before it even sandwiches the leafs.
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