Stripped bolt on Mopar Hinge Reinforcement Kit - Ugh!

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So today, my OCD got the best of me and I fully replaced the half-a**ed torx bolts that Mopar supplies with the reinforced hinge kit. No one should try and torque down to 35 pounds on a torx head bolt. I had one round off (see above) then I bought an allen head one and nearly did the same thing prior to getting to full torque setting.

I noticed that the replacement bolt had started to show some rust around the rounded off head and I had to use an easy-out extractor to get the frigging thing out.....what a treat that was, but it came out.

I ended up finding boltdepot.com that allowed me to buy the correct size bolt in a hex head. The only down side was that I had to spray paint them since they were not black oxide and they were unable to find any black oxide bolts with the specs we need.

Here is my order:
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Here is the paint job:

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Here is the finished product:

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So today, my OCD got the best of me and I fully replaced the half-a**ed torx bolts that Mopar supplies with the reinforced hinge kit. No one should try and torque down to 35 pounds on a torx head bolt. I had one round off (see above) then I bought an allen head one and nearly did the same thing prior to getting to full torque setting.

I noticed that the replacement bolt had started to show some rust around the rounded off head and I had to use an easy-out extractor to get the frigging thing out.....what a treat that was, but it came out.

I ended up finding boltdepot.com that allowed me to buy the correct size bolt in a hex head. The only down side was that I had to spray paint them since they were not black oxide and they were unable to find any black oxide bolts with the specs we need.

Here is my order:
Screen Shot 2018-07-16 at 6.05.22 PM.jpg

Here is the paint job:

IMG_0274 2.jpg



Here is the finished product:

IMG_0275.jpg
Thank You, i purchased these Bolts and they worked perfect. Way better then the ones provided
 

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Thank You, i purchased these Bolts and they worked perfect. Way better then the ones provided
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Exact same problem here. The mopar part 68413358 to get new bolt would be $100 and more parts that I do not need. Thanks for the tip on the bolt depot. I may look into getting those. but I do wish I could just get that piece and not have to take the whole thing apart for this one bolt.

Edit: the more I look at the BobK's photo the more I like it. It does look better than the other torx bolts and a better design for torque. Went ahead and ordered them up from bolt depot and will do the same fix. Thanks BobK for the part numbers and photos
 
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