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Old 03-29-2013, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by AxleIke View Post
Not arguing, just curious, but how come? Would the holes not have enough metal around them to remain strong?
Because it is a time-consuming PITA, to be avoided if possible. I had to remove 10 rivets and drill all the holes out to 1/2" on the rear frame of my FJ60 too accommodate my new 4x4 Labs rear bumper. Granted, torching and grinding the rivets off was part of the task that took a fair amount of time, but drilling those holes out was certainly a lot of work, which I would avoid if possible.

I still say 10mm bolts are just fine for the front bumper of a 40.
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1971 & 1976 FJ40s, 1978 FJ45, 1987 FJ60
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