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I am replacing the front shocks on my 68 4 door and I need to replace the lower mounting nuts and bolts. I read here that the nut should be a prevailing torque lock nut, but I cannot find anything like that with the "c-clip" that is needed to hold the nut on the lower arm.

I purchased a "repro" set of nuts and bolts and they have the clip and look original, but they are not lock nuts. How do you think I should make this connection secure? Should I use a split or other locking washer? Locktite? Something else?

Thanks!

John W.
 

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After searching everywhere locally for clips that would work, I ordered the re-pro clips and installed them using loc-tite. Can't imagine needing more on a stocker, or even on cars at the performance level of mine.
 

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Thanks! I was even thinking of cutting the nuts off the repro clips and welding on self-locking nuts, but I figured I would probably distort the nuts (or clip) by welding them.
 

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You really don't need loktite.
Just tighten to spec and you should be OK.
 

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Did you use Red or Blue Loc-Tite?

I usually use the blue on stuff like this. Levon is probably right in that it doesn't need any at all; but I am pretty OCD and use it evrerywhere.
 
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