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Rusted together stuff.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazin'Grrl, Mar 28, 2000.

  1. Blazin'Grrl

    Blazin'Grrl Registered Member

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    My trailor hitch is one that you can take out by pulling a pin out....well, all of the assembly has rusted together...besides just cutting the whole thing off, is there anyway to free that stuff up? I doubt it, but thought I'd ask.....

    <font color=purple>Sarah</font color=purple>
    <font color=purple>[​IMG]'83 K-5 Silverado Blazer[​IMG]</font color=purple>
     
  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    or after that WD40 find a shipping dock afterhours and slowly back into it (so long as the hitch sticks out farther anything else!) (I guess any building would do, but I was thinking of those large steel stops that the big rigs back up into)

    <font color=red>Steve88</font color=red>[​IMG]
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  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Mix equal parts:

    1. WD40 or other lube-goo spray "panther piss" etc.

    2. Patience, and a torch if you have one

    3. BFH (big ... hammer.)

    I find particularly that the BFH, or the modern equivalent, the handheld grinder, solves many such problems ;-)

    -- A

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  5. Blade

    Blade Registered Member

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    Liquid Wrench has been my favorite rust penetrant.

    [​IMG] Blade
     
  6. Eagle86K5

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    See if you can find some stuff called Blaster
    I used it the first time on brakes, I had to replace the rear cylinders, and they were so rusty it would not budge. Sprayed on blaster ler it set a half hour(got a beer) and the stuff came right apart. It kinda eats rust.

    <font color=green>Eagle86K5[​IMG]

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  7. 89Jimmy

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    We had a similar problem on one of our "shop trucks" at work.(A beater F250) Used all kinds of penetrating lubes,heat and hammer. We decided to leave it on and rusted.
    :-)
    John
     
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    why not pull the pin, wrap a tree saver around a big tree, hook a tow strap to your hitch, then hit the gas!
    '77 K5

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    Probably doesn't need to be said, but to err on the side of caution - be careful with a torch in that area. I removed a similarly rusted receiver hitch with an eight pound hammer. Good luck.
     
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    GM sells there own penitrating oil...i think its as good as PB Blaster or better....and yes you might have to use the ole Blue Wrench...with some elbow grease attached to a 4lb or better hammer!!!

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  11. Blazin'Grrl

    Blazin'Grrl Registered Member

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    uhh....the pin is rusted in too

    <font color=purple>Sarah</font color=purple>
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    your should be able to tap the pin out just be careful not to bend it over.

    Doin' it all on a budget
     
  13. Burt4x4

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    Yes I also had this delema
    and the fix was liquid wrench heavyly aplied then drove to a field backed up to the biggest tree hammered the pin out useing a bolt small enought to just fit through the hole.
    bang bang bang until the pin comes out
    now hook up the tow strap to the tree and hitch jump in and nail it!
    Be very carfull when I did this the hitch came out and flew back oh about 200ft wow I didn't expect it to fly that far but it did so watch out.
    good luck
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    Cool, I hope mine rusts in.

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    **b** 1/2 ton status

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    Iam w/ Mike...
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    smack it like a red headed
    step child...
     
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    What's rust?
     
  17. Steve88

    Steve88 1/2 ton status

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    I think it's a reddish color of bumpy paint... heh-heh

    Haven't seen it for years!

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    That's just plain mean......you guys aren't very nice or compassionate! I hope you metal starts to deteriorate and biodegrade from the sun.

    <font color=red>MICHIGAN BLAZER
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    We used a air hammer on the ones at work to brake up the rust, sometimes it took a combanation of oil and hammering it

    C'moe

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    Actually the sun takes the paint off our trucks.
    CB
     

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