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Puttin on the lift.. few ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i started to put on my lift last night, its a 4" rough country, springs in front obv. blocks rear. I got everything off the front end really easily except for the front bolts on the leaf springs. On both sides. They are stuck in there sooooooooo solid no matter how much hammering we do they do not slide out, we tried to used ratchets because maybe they were threaded.. but no cuz they only make the coil on the end of the leaf spring get tighter. Its like this on both sides, any clue at all how to get them out?
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    This happened to me on my rear spring eye bolts. After i full day of hammsering and trying with a angle grinder, I just had a guy come over with a portable torch and torched those mothers off. :weld: :waytogo:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    WD40 overnight. Lots of it. Also, I found that a 5lb sledge helped with some bolts. Just a light tap or :doah:
     
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    I got mine out with a sawz-all :hack: and an air chizzle.
     
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    Torch is your best bet! :thumb:
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    where do you cut it apart? if the bolt is covered by the spring and all that crap? i only have a 4" angle grinder as well, i might be able to get a torch but it would be hard. thanks for all the info.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Get a cutting blade (Lowes or Home Depot) and cut the head off. May be easier to "tap" out then. Also WD40 overnight from both sides.:grind:
     
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    Dont be affriad to cut the rubber bushing. I got mine off with a 7" grinder. Thats your best bet
     
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    i just had to cut mine off with cutoff wheel the other day it wasnt a huge problem it took me longer to dig around the garage for a pair of bolts that would fit.
     
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    Do yourself a favor and just cut the shackles off and get new ones, you can get them and bolts for $20-40. Im sure ur originals were like mine rusty and they were realitvly thin compared to the new ones.
     

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