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need help with my lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DirtyJim, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. DirtyJim

    DirtyJim 1/2 ton status

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    i am putting on my first lift kit. what is the best way to take off the front eye bolts on the rear springs.
     
  2. BIG*RED

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    best way? impact gun and socket..

    i'm not surre what it is exactly you are asking?

    if you can bea little more specific..i'll help ya..

    or i'm sure someone on here knows what you are meaning and they'll help ya,

    we all help when we can :thumb:
     
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    i got an 88 jimmy. they are the stock springs. i tried a socket with an impact gun. i can't get my nut buster in there cause of the tight space between the frame and the bolt.
     
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    ok, lets see..spray said nut with lube..like pb blaster
    if impact gun won't fit..i have always used a breaker bar, i have one with a head that piviots to fit tight places at multiple angels, and its about 4 foot long.
    sometime a little heat helps...got a small torch?
     
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    i sprayed the nut but it didnt move. this bolt has 16 new england winters on it. what would be the best way to break it? i think that would be easiest due to m y lack of tools
     
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    Well, short of torching it off with a flame cutting head, I say...a six piont 1/2" drive impact socket, a good quality 1/2" drive breaker bar, with about a 1-Yard long pipe for a cheater bar should snap the bolt into two pieces (or loosen it, which ever comes first). :D
     
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    That takes all of the fun out of it. Torch it. :weld:
     
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    i tried to break it with my ratchet and pipe, worked on the other ones, but i broke the ratchet and bent the pipe. well i bent the pipe hittin stuff after the ratchet broke. how long would it take to cut through the bushing area with a recipricating saw. how flammible is under coat?
     
  10. BIG*RED

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    yeah, thats why i highly reccomed quality tools..i have used and abuse my toold for years and have yet to brake a rachet..i've even used it as a hammer a few time..

    if you have a sazall with a good blade shouldn't take you anytime to cut threw it..and under coat..if your not carefull it can burn..i always keepa wet rag, and bucket of water next to me when i :weld:
     
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    grind one of the ends off, and use a BFH and big punch and pound the rest out.

    j
     

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