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well i went to install my radioflyer aca style headlights today and realized whoever had my headlights off screwed the pooch on them when the passenger side back together. one of the bolts was a bolt with two nuts locking each other in place and no nylon pivot sleeve. the other has two bolts on it but it is at least the original bolt. not sure if the nylon pivot sleeve is in there yet as i realized my t20 is gone.

so so can i get another set from anywhere? i know jw motorsports used to sell them but they are gone now. am i at the mercy of fleabay and paying 32.00 for a simple bolt?

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jw motorsports is back up and a forum sponsor. not sure he still has these pivot bolts or not, but worth a shot.

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i found one of the bolts down in the headlamp assembly!! now i just need two of the hat nuts and one of the sleeves

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originally posted by pghjeeper

i found one of the bolts down in the headlamp assembly!! now i just need two of the hat nuts and one of the sleeves

i supplied jw motorsports. if you need some let me know i have 50 of them.

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originally posted by 03andy

i supplied jw motorsports. if you need some let me know i have 50 of them.

yes i do can in paypal you? do you have the nylon pivot sleeves?

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originally posted by jrprich

i actually beat ya to it lol, i grabbed one just in case

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one last thing does th busing go in the pivot so that the frame and housing pivot on it? or does it go out for the bolt or nut to ride on? i took them both apart and can’t remember.
i have the one side back together and put them in the middle of the pivot point.

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well got the nylon insert, i need to bolts now. they look like 10-32 flanged nuts but the only ones i can find are seareted on the bottom or the nylon locking kind.
i can’t see paying 60.00 for two used bolts and nuts…any ideas?

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originally posted by pghjeeper

well got the nylon insert, i need to bolts now. they look like 10-32 flanged nuts but the only ones i can find are seareted on the bottom or the nylon locking kind.
i can’t see paying 60.00 for two used bolts and nuts…any ideas?

yeah, i replaced all of mine with shoulder bolts from ace hardware, think it ran about $4 or less per bolt. they come in different lengths. worked great and have been for the past 4 years.

i also replaced the pivot pin and c-clip with a clevis pin and small cotter pin on both sides also from ace. i hate paying the “corvette tax” on items you can source generically. headlight pivot bolts - corvetteforum - chevrolet corvette forum discussion


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originally posted by pghjeeper

well got the nylon insert, i need to bolts now. they look like 10-32 flanged nuts but the only ones i can find are seareted on the bottom or the nylon locking kind.
i can’t see paying 60.00 for two used bolts and nuts…any ideas?

i used the nylon locking kind as i didn’t want them to loosen easily. bought mine at a local ace hardware and have been in use for years.

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originally posted by alxltd1

yeah, i replaced all of mine with shoulder bolts from ace hardware, think it ran about $4 or less per bolt. they come in different lengths. worked great and have been for the past 4 years.

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i also replaced the pivot pin and c-clip with a clevis pin and small cotter pin on both sides also from ace. i hate paying the “corvette tax” on items you can source generically. headlight pivot bolts - corvetteforum - chevrolet corvette forum discussion

do you remember what size/thread count you bought?

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spilt bushings for the pivot bolts are available at mcmaster carr p/n 1281n12 at the link below:

https://www.mcmaster.com/split-bushings

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one of the pivot bolts and nut fell off. found the bolt and nut but the bushing was lost. replaced the bushings for both bolts with the mcmaster parts and they fit perfectly.

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originally posted by jrprich

i purchased a set from ebay as well. put a dab of graphite grease (the silver stuff) on the bolts when reassembling…

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this is great info, especially when it provides us choices. i don’t know how much is shipping for the mcmaster, but at $2.52 it seems more attractive than the ebay one at $4.95 + $4.32 s/h

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originally posted by jkjiffypop

spilt bushings for the pivot bolts are available at mcmaster carr p/n 1281n12 at the link below:

https://www.mcmaster.com/split-bushings

one of the pivot bolts and nut fell off. found the bolt and nut but the bushing was lost. replaced the bushings for both bolts with the mcmaster parts and they fit perfectly.

excellent find and post! i made my own bushing using a soda straw that worked for a few months but didn’t last much longer than that. now i can get a proper replacement.

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originally posted by 03andy

i supplied jw motorsports. if you need some let me know i have 50 of them.

do you still have these bolts?

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originally posted by corvettelee

do you still have these bolts?

no i don’t have any more.

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does anyone have the mcmaster-carr part number for the bolt? can’t find at any local stores.

thanks…

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