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Can anyone help me out with my wishbones!

Hi All,

Just been reading this post...

...and I do indeed have the same problem with the wishbone bolts on my 156 - the threads have been strippied (not on the bolt, but on the arm).

I thought about going the same route and putting a nut on top of the wishbone mounting, then putting the bolt in and tightening it up - don't really like bodging things, but the arms have only been on the car for around 8,000 miles, so the bushes are still in good order. I did buy new bolts (four of them) from Alfa Romeo, although it seems impossible to find a nut that will fit that particular thread on the bolt, so was just wondering what combination of nuts and bolts did you guys use?

Any help appreciated!

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Re: Can anyone help me out with my wishbones!

Have you tried an industrial fastener supplier for the correct nuts? It amazing what these guys can come up with.
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Re: Can anyone help me out with my wishbones!

The threads are metric fine 1.25.

Not sure that a nut at the top is taking all the load/force in the same way the bolt all the way through the bracket would though!

Is it worth the risk to save a few hundred quid? One moving around at 80mph would be horrific - you could hurt yourself and others!
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