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6 out of 8 bolts finished

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Disciples Performance, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. Disciples Performance

    Disciples Performance 1/2 ton status

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    so guys i worked my bag off today cutting the bolts on the hangers that hold the rear leafs on my K5 but im down to the front hanger part now the 1 side i have cut both heads off the bolts but the nuts on the other side of the hanger are still there but u cant get a socket or wrench in there and my die grinder just cant cut it anymore anyone have any other good ideas to break it off ive used a torch on some of em but its gettin sketchy i blew a couple holes through a couple hangers small but i gotta fill them with weld and grind them and i really dont wanna torch them lol :eek1:
     
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    not QUITE sure what you're sayin is left there...but maybe a bit punch and a mini sledge...maybe a trusting friend to trade off smackin?
     
  3. Disciples Performance

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    basically all the bolt heads are off on the rear hangers and the nuts on the other side of the hanger are off on 2 hangers and the other 2 still need them off but the frame covers 3/4 of the hanger so its a pain to get in there
     
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    i drilled the insides of the rivets out a little over half way in, so the gripping force of the rivet was a lot weaker on the brackets. Then i air chizzled the head off (now has a hole), it chizzled off a lot easier and faster. pound it out with a punch and a mini sledge. a little more time consuming, but they come out the easyest in the end, about 4 or five hits for me. evey project is different though.
     
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    lol... sorry dude miss communitcation its the rear leaf spring bolts im reffering to thanx though man some more helpfull info!
     
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    ohh sorry. well, as i was saying...lol...i used a sawzaw and cut just inside of both sides of the bracket. you might need to get new spring bushings but its the quickest way i did it. i hope i responded to the right thing this time or i'm going to shoot myself........
     
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    haha ya u did dude ya i try'd the sawzall idea went through 4 blades cause of the rubber and just the location is rough to get a good cut
     

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