So far I was able to find out bolt size is m8x1.25x30 ,but do the skids need some kind of brackets? or do they bolt to the frame ? Where can I purchase the screws other than the dealer? Thank You.
Would you mind sending me a link of the bolts I should buy? I put the size in but there are so many options I'm little confused there. I noticed some skids bolt only on one side and I'm missing those brackets on fuel tank skid, is it possible to buy a replacement?A good hardware store should have M8x1.25 bolts - I got all of mine at my local Ace. Ironically, I couldn't find them at Fastenal (my local one doesn't stock fine pitch metric). Likewise, my local Home Despot doesn't stock them, nor does Lowes. Otherwise, I recommend boltdepot.com.
All skids should bolt right to the frame. Gas tank skid should have brackets on it already. Do be aware that the transmission and t-case skids "float" - they're only secured from one end. Careful tightening those bolts too, I've snapped all four weld nuts for my engine skid (fortunately the Hefty doesn't rely on just those four).
I think fuel tank skit has metal square plates welded on ,I thought there should be a removable piece or something. Thank you for the link.Here ya go:
You shouldn't need better than a grade 8.8 for skids. You could go for stainless instead if you like.
As to the gas skid brackets, you might just have to locate a whole new skid. I'm pretty sure they're supposed to be welded on, but I could be wrong. I put mine on so long ago I don't remember what it looks like anymore.