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Icon5 Skid plate bolts?

Called ford and they are ridiculous on the pricing. So what are my other options? I only found one thread and it was over 5 years old and didn't help much. Has anyone found any at like lowes that work just as well?
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yeah any hardware store will have good grade 8 bolts for that. not sure what size they are though, maybe someone else can chime in with that info.
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Bump anyone else got any good info to share?
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I just bought some replacements at Ace last week but I cannot for the life of me remember the size...I wanna say M5 but I am not sure and I cannot remember the threads/in
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Ford says they are a M8 1.25x20. Do I need to put a nut on them or will it hold in the threads on the frame?
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Ford says they are a M8 1.25x20. Do I need to put a nut on them or will it hold in the threads on the frame?
That could be right, my memory sucks. There should be threads in the frame/ifs. However, mine stripped out, so I put a nut on the back of the ones attached to the ifs and I had to redrill/tap the frame holes larger. Hopefully your threads are still ok.

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Ford says they are a M8 1.25x20. Do I need to put a nut on them or will it hold in the threads on the frame?
This is correct but it is a thread cutting flange bolt. I used English equivalents and they worked great, you need 6 of them in total.

McMaster #90096A583 will work perfect and they are under $10 shipped for more then you will ever need.



http://www.mcmaster.com/#tapping-screws/=c9x2vg

if you still have the plastic cover where the skid goes, they are the same bolts, and you can use them to thread the holes then use 2 other standard bolts in the holes that are left.

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This is correct but it is a thread cutting flange bolt. I used English equivalents and they worked great, you need 6 of them in total.

McMaster #90096A583 will work perfect and they are under $10 shipped for more then you will ever need.



http://www.mcmaster.com/#tapping-screws/=c9x2vg

if you still have the plastic cover where the skid goes, they are the same bolts, and you can use them to thread the holes then use 2 other standard bolts in the holes that are left.
Ha I wouldn't even know where they went, but thanks! I will order those.
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When I put mine of I just drilled the holes out to 5/16" and taped the holes out to 3/8" NC and put regular old SAE grade 5 bolts in, works just as good, you likally have some on hand and if not cheap and easy to get.
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I used self tappers on the front and some generic grade 8 bolts i had laying around... all 3 of my skid plates are put on this way.
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I used self tappers on the front and some generic grade 8 bolts i had laying around... all 3 of my skid plates are put on this way.
I ended up using self tappers as well on the front and transfer case skidplates - started when I lost a nut from the transfer case skid plate - ended up using self tappers on the front skid plate as well. Seems to work ok. Haven't had to touch the fuel tank skid plate yet, and hopefully never will.
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i used some bolts from ace that are called Type A. they have a washer cast into the head and they are self tappers worked great
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I just used bubble gum and duct tape
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