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    upper control arm nuts

    A pic of the nuts off a NOS arm vs the nuts off the 77 volare. NOS nuts are thicker. I need the part number for the thicker nuts.
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    better pic
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    Pretty sure the thinner nuts are for fitting the crush solidly on the threads while using the early K-member control arm recall brackets. That's the only place I've ever seen them.
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    The thinner ones( about 7/16 thick) were the originals off my 77 upper control arm mounting nuts and the nuts on the end of the pivot shaft. The thicker one (about 9/16 thick)was on a NOS control arm I have. The car never had the recall brackets on it for whatever reason. Everything looked original. They must have changed the nut to the thicker nut at some time like you said but I wonder what is the part number??. The funny thing is the mopar parts book in 77 shows a different part number for the nuts on the pivot shaft ends. The original nuts on the mounting T bolts and the pivots ends matched exactly. I am confused.
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    I may have some used ones. I can't say for certain because after hundreds of zip lock baggies I only labelled the tub that stuff went into during inventory as "suspension fasteners". But I can dig it out if you want.
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    Matt, I`ll let you know. I`m going to do some looking online. Thanks

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    Can't tell what the thickness of these. They sort of look like the thinner ones tome but, maybe not?
    https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/9-...8-p/a12710.htm
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    That`s a good question. Do they even list the thickness? I haven`t seen any that show it. I will probably end up just using the thinner ones. I didn`t think it would be such a challenge. LOL

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    This kit looks like it has the thicker nut http://fcrcmachine.com/rare-parts-co...aft-kit-15177/

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    Those do look thicker in the photo. That place has lots of stuff (never heard of it before). Problem is, most of it has no application notes like the year, make, etc. so you have no idea what a part is actually for.
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