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need help with body bolt for body lift !

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by riz, Aug 10, 2001.

  1. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple>As you all know, I'm replacing the rear floor section of my Blazer and now have reached a slight impass ........ I've got both sets of rear body bolts out completely and started in on the middle set ........ I soaked them real good with PBBlaster and at first it started to loosen, but then it just started to spin ! Is there one of those welded nuts on the inside that broke ??? If so, how in the world do I get the body bolt out ? I can't see how to get in at it at all ....... I have a poly bushing kit and 2" body lift to install while I'm at it so I need to get the old one out ! Any ideas ????

    L8r,
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    Can you cut off the head with a die grinder? I don't know how you'd remove the rest of it when it's out, though.

    Ratch
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    you have to drill a hole beside the bolt and weld the nut back in place
     
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    I used a 41/2" angle grinder grinded off the head and used a punch and hammer to drive the rest of the bolt out.

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    I have not got to this part yet. I just got my new urethane mounts and a 2" body lift kit for the old girl. I am going to wait till the floor is in; that should be in next weekend; hopefully. Later.

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    <font color=purple> I'm at the point right now where I can put my new floor in and have a big question ............. How in the world do I get the floor with the tailpan attached in place ? I know a couple of you said to spread the fenders out a bit but others said not to ......... I'm racking my brain and it doesn't seem like it's going to go in without lifting the body way up or spreading the fenders out some ............ please help out any way you can !! I'm making great progress and don't want to be halted for too long ....Thanks !

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    back on top ...anybody ????

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    Damn Riz, I wish I could help. But without seeing it up close, I can only suggest takin a fresh look at it after some sleep. I know I've been caught up in something, wanting to get it done and the old brain stops working after awhile. lol......

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    <font color=purple> I heard that, It's just that I've gotten so many ideas from you all in the recent weeks and now that the time to really do it is at hand, I want to be refreshed on how the best way to do it would be ......... I don't want to screw up !!!!!!!!

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    I can't say I can be of much help... but I do know that over at Ken's 4x4 they do a ton of body lifts and are great guys. I'm sure they would be more then happy to lend you an idea or two... try giving them a call at 1.800.421.1556

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    I had the same problem and ended up cutting a square hole in the floor board with a Dremel to gain access to the bolt. You don't have to cut the square out. Just cut 3 sides and fold the sheet metal back. Once you are done fold back the piece of sheet metal and have someone weld the piece back in. Or you could make a cover plate and bolt it over the hole.
     
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    Make sure to install the wheel wells last, this will at least give you some room to work with. I would definitely spread the rear quarters out, this is the easiest way to do it. You will not have to move them that much, so you will not damage the quartes at all.

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    <font color=purple> Thanks a lot guys ! I appreciate the ideas !

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    <font color=purple> Hey Peter, When are we going to see that 2nd installment of the floor install !!

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