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Chevy undercarriage mount B30042-1

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Grambo170, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Grambo170

    Grambo170 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    So, Hers the question I was doing some work on my truck and while underneath found a missing bolt on the plow undercarriage,
    Question is a according to the install instructions the tow hooks were to be removed and not used
    (I brought this truck last year first time owning a plow) :mechanic:
    Well this truck still has the tow hooks installed and is using the tow hook bolts for mounting is this acceptable or should I remove tow hooks and mount per install manual,
    Then the next question is can I use grade 8 bolts or use grade 5 bolts.


  2. damian

    damian Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    the factory bolts are grade 8 Ive used the tow hooks and hardware without any trouble. the tow hooks are metric.
  3. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Early on the standard was to keep the tow hooks and replace the stock metric hardware with a longer higher grade bolt. We saw a lot of snapped bolts over the years and the new standard is to remove the tow hooks. Use over size hardened washers inside the frame and grade 8 bolts with Jam Lock nuts.

    If your holes are already egged out they need repaired before reinstall.
  4. Grambo170

    Grambo170 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Guy's Thanks for the responses I cut off the bad hooks brought new hooks go grade 10.9 bolts and replaced all hardware. The hole weren't egged to my untrained eye, Thanks to DD in a PM I sent him got everything resolved with some great advise.

    Then traded in the truck for an 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD crew cab sweet:)

    Now off to customize the new ride.