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I have found a source for these socket head bolts. The inside hex hole has gotten worn to mostly round for some of the bolts on my GT.
M8x1.0x50 SocketHead Black Oil Finish
Pretty expensive for us Alfette owners, about $1.00 each + shipping and Calif Tax.
DMP Fasteners, Chatsworth CA.
fasteners, car fasteners, stainless steel fasteners, we have them all - dmpfasteners.com

A slight connection, Derek is a neighbor and he lets me borrow screws, nuts, etc to test out before buying. A great source for unusual fasteners, hot rod stuff, etc.
 

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Paul, while very slow to load dmp fasteners appears to be a good source. However...when I clicked on M8 x 1.0 it went to a page which said "There are no products to list in this category."

Also, what was the hardness of the bolts you got? I might be mistaken, but believe that they should be 8's in hardness. If not, a hardness of 8 might be better to lessen the chewing up of the hex head.

On a different subject, but still metric bolts, I sure wish I could find oval head metric bolts. While not original on most Alfa's, I'd like to get a selection with hex heads - though most on Alfas are either slot or phillips. The flat ones just don't look right.
 

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Biba, call them. These are grade 8. The place is only him, a front counter person and a few other "specialists" that do unusual stoff.
The DMP is for "distinguished Metal Polishing" the original business was re-doing your s/s and chrome trim parts. Still a part of the business but nuts, bolts and performance fittings, etc are the big part of his business.
He sells to race car customers so he can't sell cheep stuff.
If you are ever out this way his shop is a pretty cool place to browse thru.
His business is now as much internet as local walk in.
 

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There's also a place up in Berkeley (off San Pablo just north of Ashby) in case northerners are looking. They special-ordered them for me, and so far they're holding together quite nicely. I forget the name, but I'm quite sure when I redid my rear suspension that I mentioned their name in the related thread (I think that was in 2007 if you want to do a search for the thread).
 
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