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Moving front shackle mount

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Citizen Rider, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Citizen Rider

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    Started the moving today. Got the mounts knocked out and started drilling the pass. side. My dumbarse didnt pay enough attention on where the fuel lines where and drilled right inbetween 2 of them, notching them open:doah: . SO, pay attention!

    But i got a question, when i popped the mount out, the rivets stayed in the mount. I tried hammering them out but i dont have a vise so it didnt do anything. How did you remove the rivets from the shackle mount?
     
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    that happened to me also. I just used a grinder to grind the rivet down flush with the hanger. With a center punch I put a nice divet in the rivet (hehe) and then I just drilled it out.

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    have you tried an air chisel with a pointed tip, other than that the grinding flush center punching and drilling
     
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    Ground mine flush and then a couple of hits with a punch and they came out.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    No air at my place. Went to Lepers house, used his vise, ground them down and was able to punch the out. I need better tools at my place.
     
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    I cross cut the heads with an angle grinder and cutoff wheel and then hit the head with a chisle to pop it off and punched the rest out with a hammer and a punch.

    Ira
     
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    Its really easy to get the mount out of the frame. I had each one out in 10 min or less. It was the fact the rivets then stayed in the mount when pulled from the frame.
     

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