I am in the process of replacing my stock springs with some 4" EZ rides. The shock removal was the part I was worried least about cause I have taken shocks off lots of cars. However things didn't go so smoothly this time. I took the nut off the lower mount on the passenger's side and figured I would take a big 'ol hammer and knock the bolt out. I should have realized when I didn't need to hold the bolt with a wrench while loosening the nut that this bolt was in there pretty good. I heated it up with a propane torch, not a whole lot, but it got pretty hot . I then went to knock it out and the thing didn't budge. I just figured I had to hit it a little harder. Then the perch that holds the shock and bolt in place started to open up to about 50% larger (I was hitting it pretty hard, and it was nowhere near hot at this point). I hit it back into place and called it quits. I am reasonably sure that the bolt moves within the mounts ok, but won't budge within the bushing in the shock. Anybody got any neat tricks for this one? Should I try to burn/melt that bushing to free it up? I hate running into hang ups like this when I have a deadline to make. Any help is greatly appreciated.