[DML] Re: check your trailing arm bolts, people...
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[DML] Re: check your trailing arm bolts, people...

Sean - That looks to be the worst one that I have seen (personally or 
in a photo) with the exception of the one that broke in two on my car.  
This was the incident that got me fired up about the trailing arm 
bolts.  Now that I have a full service shop, we see a lot of trailing 
arm bolts that are damaged in some way - bent, corroded, worn shank, 
seized bushings, etc.  I took a poll on the DML a number of years ago 
regarding the "state of the fleet" - 30% had an issue of some kind with 
the bolts, 30% had looked and had not seen a problem to date, and the 
remaining portion of responding owners asked "What is a trailing arm 
bolt?".  That last group really bothers me.  Status Update - DeLorean 
Parts Northwest is down to a mere handful of TOBY-Tab's from that third 
batch.  My contact in the industry retired, so we are wondering whether 
there is enough current and future demand to warrant seeking another 
source for another batch.  Input from the community would be 

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DeLorean Motor Company - Northwest
DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Sean" <sweitzel@...> wrote:
> I was reading an unrelated auto enthusiast forum that had a D owner
> documenting his frame restoration. Anyway, he posted a photo of one of
> his trailing arm bolts. Apparently he had been driving like this for
> some time. I uploaded the picture to the photos under my previous
> album "take apart automatic trans alternator"


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