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EFV-8 Club Forum / 1932 Ford Discussion / 32 Ford Front axle U bolt nuts

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Fixin 32
10-03-2022 @ 2:11 PM
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I recently found the front axle on my 32 Ford truck is Model A style. I am in the process of acquiring the parts to correct this. Anyone know the original size nut used for the round U bolts? The parts book I have indicates a straight side castle nut. The thread is 1/2-20, X 3/4" wide. One set is 7/16" high and the other set 9/16" high. I also have a 3rd round shoulder castle set. I am curious to know what the original ones were. Thank You

D Kiss

3w2
10-05-2022 @ 3:28 PM
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The original nuts were slottted castle nuts, not slotted hex nuts, which were phased in during the 1933 model year. The only slotted hex nuts used on a '32 were low crown versions used on the ball studs for the drag link and tie rod.

Fixin 32
10-06-2022 @ 6:27 AM
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Thank you so very much for helping me with this

D Kiss

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