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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RGV72BLAZER, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. RGV72BLAZER

    RGV72BLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    i did a quick search & found a couple of things on removing rivets:
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152600&highlight=removing+rivets

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145200&highlight=removing+rivets

    but not sure if these will work on mine. i have a bare frame without any weight holding it down to use a air hammer, etc. have a buddy that has a torch but i dont want to risk damaging the frame. any suggestions? i need to remove the front spring hangers & a couple of x-members. open to ideas.
     
  2. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Torch always works for me.
    If you don't think you're good enough to keep from gouging the frame with the flame axe, an electric angle grinder makes pretty short work of them. Grind off the head and then use your air hammer to punch out the remaining piece.
     
  3. littlejimmythatcould

    littlejimmythatcould 1/2 ton status

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    X2 on the grinder and air hammer method. or a chisel set chucked up in a air hammer to bust the head and then punch it through.
     

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