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snapped shackle bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by browningejm, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. browningejm

    browningejm Registered Member

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    while wheeling the other day, the front upper shackle bolt snapped .I limped it home and tried to take it out but it would not budge. does anyone have any tricks to get it out? thanx,ERIK
     
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    did you take the whole shackle apart? what is the bolt stuck in? frame or shackle?
     
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    Pix? Show me a pic, and I'll show you a solution :D
     
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    i agree with david, w/o a pic, its hard to tell ya
     
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    browningejm Registered Member

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    bolt is stuck in the frame, the nut snapped off. Sorry my camera is broken.ERIK
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Are you running shackles in the very front(like a jeep) or just the stock spring hanger. If you snaped a spring hanger I do not know what to tell ya if its the front stock shackles(the rear of the front springs) heres what to do.

    first the Bolt is not "stuck in the frame" Nearly stuck in the bushing. Take a drill and drill several holes arround the rubber bushing until the bushing colapses and just take a punch or a hammer and tap it out. Also you will have to grab a razor knife and cut the lip of the bushing off,(do this after drilling) and then just punch it out the side that you cut off. :thumb: Also this is a good time to install beefier shackles.
     

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