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Half shaft safety loops (Read 5513 times)
Reply #15 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 8:23am

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I have a question about the safety Loops. Has anyone had any issues with the Shock nuts coming loose since you no longer are able to use the castle nuts with cotter pin.

I wondering if drilling the nut and using lacing wire would be needed?

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Reply #16 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 10:09am

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The bottom of the half shaft safety loop attaches to the strut rod bolt. I welded the top to the arm instead of using there flimsy screw & plate idea. If that half shaft goes you will be very happy it held. I speak from experience.
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Reply #17 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 3:58am

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68-73-77 wrote on Jun 27th, 2017 at 10:09am:
The bottom of the half shaft safety loop attaches to the strut rod bolt. I welded the top to the arm instead of using there flimsy screw & plate idea. If that half shaft goes you will be very happy it held. I speak from experience.
Alan  Smiley

Yep, Alan is right... I was with him and witness WHY you need the half shaft safety loop. Real glad he had it on Cheesy
 

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Reply #18 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 8:33am

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Yes it bolts to the strut/shock mount. My question again is has anyone had issues with the nut coming loose as you can no longer use the org castle nut with cotter pin.

The kit comes wit a new Nut with locktight. Just wanting has anyone had any issues with this?

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Reply #19 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 10:14am

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No issues mines been on the 68 for around 9 yrs now & the car shakes alot...same for the 73. If you use red threadlocker you will have to heat it up with a torch to get it loose.
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