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Old 12-22-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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Need Info: OEM Running Boards Nuts & Bolts Size

I was wondering if anybody here knew the size of the Nuts & Bolts for mounting an OEM running boards. I received some new hardware with the used set but the nuts & bolts seem really small (washer supplied barely covered the opening on the running board bracket that mounts to the frame). Looking for bolt & nut thread/length/etc specs...Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:55 AM   #2
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If its for a newer van (I have a 2014) I can get the sizes for you but ya they are small. The nut is one of those clip on things that just slides over the pinch seam and attaches but the bolts are small.
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I just installed a set of these on my dad's van two weeks ago. Jsweezy is correct that it comes with clip-on nuts (called speed nuts, j-clips, and other names depending who you talk to). The bolts are not terribly big, but do the job. I don't know the exact size, although the bolt head takes a 10mm wrench (so 8mm bolt, maybe?). You'll need 14 speed nuts and bolts. Each bracket takes one up in the frame and one at the body bottom seam. I've attached pics of the actual OEM bolt and speed nut that came with the running boards (I had one left over not sure why) as well as scans of the installation directions.

You can buy these at any good hardware store, NAPA, etc. The OEM ones are galvanized. Here's an example on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Help-45414-Spe...iglink20368-20
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:09 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info!!! I was able to install the running boards with the supplied hardware, but I didn't feel comfortable with them ( washer, nuts, bolts didn't seem strong enough). I'm going to swap them out with the proper hardware. Thanks again Jsweezy & BrianW for the info!
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