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Looking great Sly! :thumbs:
 
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so I started working on my car again and installed the spacers and then I was about to install the bushings that goes from the trailing arms thru the rear leaf spring and noticed that the set I bought from Corvette Central doesn’t have a hole for a coter pin. Is that something that I should be worried about not having one?
 

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Interesting catch... I just rec'd a set of same bolts from Corvette Depot so had to go take a look. Likewise, mine do not have cotter pin holes however the nuts (not castellated) are a self locking type - distorted on one side. Easy to start, but when the bolt reaches the distortion, it will stretch the nut and lock in place. Guess this is supposed to take the place of castellated nuts/cotter pins. Anyone else familiar with this?
 
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Interesting catch... I just rec'd a set of same bolts from Corvette Depot so had to go take a look. Likewise, mine do not have cotter pin holes however the nuts (not castellated) are a self locking type - distorted on one side. Easy to start, but when the bolt reaches the distortion, it will stretch the nut and lock in place. Guess this is supposed to take the place of castellated nuts/cotter pins. Anyone else familiar with this?
I would have a hard time trusting this.
Drill a hole and cotter pin 'em.
 

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As long as they are proper stover (steel locking) nuts and not Nylock they will work fine. Bonus to them is you have more adjustment in placing the nut and not having to align to a cotter pin hole. Not sure why they would change them though?

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Nope, no nylock. Cant speak to what Sly rec'd but mine are steel. Not sure what the regulations are about posting pics from online catalogs (copyrights?) but if one does an online search in the Depot catalog, the pic of this bolt/mount kit shows the nuts - exactly as I rec'd.
 

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