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Body Mount Bolt Removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wfotyme, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. wfotyme

    wfotyme Registered Member

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    I'm in the process of replacing the body mounts on my 74 K5..I've read all the threads..Gained alot of input (thanks) and heard alot of war stories. I just want to know if using an Impact Gun is the best way or if using a breaker bar is the way to go..I've been spraying PB Lube every night for the last week. I'm tring everything I can to not rip up my new carpet..I just finished installing my roll cage and interior..I never thought about the threads breaking loose until I read other peoples war stories.Now I know..So, IMPACT GUN or BREAKER BAR....
     
  2. zx672

    zx672 Registered Member

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    I just put a 1"ORD body lift and poly bushings on my 84 K5 and 3 out of the 10 mounts gave me hell. Used an impact to take mine out and the other 3 just a lot of patience :grind: :weld: :hack: . Good luck....but the K5 will drive so much better when you are done :D
     
  3. firejunky

    firejunky Newbie

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    I used a inpact on my body bolts. I have a 73 k-5, I soaked them with some PB max and about 5 min. later took the inpact and they all came right out. Good luck with everything.
     
  4. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    If the truck came from a rust area... good luck. They will probably break no matter what you do. Or you might get lucky. I just went with an impact.

    The Blazer I used for my build was a Georgia body and frame. Body bolts were a breeze to get off.
     

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