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Old 11-21-2008, 08:44 AM
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I am looking for answers/opinions-I finally got my Coupe Body on the Frame (and it even fits-Yaaaay! ) and I am in the process of shimming the Cowl for the Door fit (using those new Bob Drake rubber Biscuits) and bolting the Body down. Thinking about it, I guess the reason for this question is appearance-you could clear coat a standard Bolt, but I don't know how long it would last-

So here is the ignorant question-on your project, did you you use Stainless or Grade 5 Bolts to bolt the Body to the Frame? This car won't be a Trailer queen, but it won't be an everyday Driver either. I realize that either will work (if the Stainless is the proper Grade), but I was wondering what the consensus is here, and what everyone is doing-any thoughts?

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Old 11-21-2008, 08:49 AM
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If you use stainless, be sure to liberally apply an anti-seize compound on the threaded area. Stainless bolts can gall easily.

Either stainless or steel will work fine.
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Stainless witll work fine, and I also agree that you should use NeverSieze.

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! just use the regular bolts and make sure I have a good coat of paint on them..They are not seen when installed anyway..

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Thank you all for our comments-OneMoreTime, sometimes it takes the most simple answer to make a lot of sense-thanks again everyone-
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