After seeing that people who own a QP rear on here have slight issues with fitment of parts, I decided to check everything prior to painting my rear end with POR-15. Low and behold, I've got a slight issue with the bolt holes for the brake brackets.
QP's hardware kit that came with the rear end came with 10 fine thread studs which I'm assume are for the center section and 8 fine thread allen head bolts that appear to be for the brake brackets. There's also a full set of locking washers and nuts for all of them.
Using the bolts, inserting them so that the bolt head is on the rear end's side causes the bolt to be crooked and not enter the bolt hole properly, which causes it to eventually jam up against the side of the rear before extending far enough to get the brake bracket on. Here's a pic:
Likewise, putting the bolt on the brake bracket side doesn't work because the nut is too tall and doesn't line up properly with the hole on the rear end. As a solution, I ground down the bolt until the bolt could sit parallel to the axles:
Has anybody else encountered this problem? I'm worried about modifying the bolts and changing the tensile strength of the bolt in the event I want road race the car.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is the last hurdle before painting the rear and assembling.
Thanks in advance.