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Old 06-07-2016, 04:14 PM
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Default Which grinder for rear hangers.

Need to replace the rear hangers but I don't have the proper tool to grind down the rivets.

I doubt my little dremel will work.

Which one and what discs would be best for this?
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Which grinder for rear hangers.

You could either use a 4 1/2" angle grinder with a cutoff disc, or a die grinder/cut off disc if you have an air compressor. You could cut the head of flush, or cut an "x" on the head and chisel it off.

You can use a regular grinding wheel and just grind it off, I much prefer cut off wheels myself, goes quicker for me.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:58 PM
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Easy peasy
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:24 AM
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Default Re: Which grinder for rear hangers.

I doubt my 8 gal compressor will drive a pneumatic grinder

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Old 06-08-2016, 05:28 AM
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4 1/2" electric angle grinder, a stack of cut off wheels, and a few grinding discs will do the trick then. If you've got a harbor freight tools near you, all of the above can be had for 25-30 bucks.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:41 AM
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4 1/2" electric angle grinder, a stack of cut off wheels, and a few grinding discs will do the trick then. If you've got a harbor freight tools near you, all of the above can be had for 25-30 bucks.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:51 AM
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:00 AM
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Takes a few minutes longer, but is much more precise
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:08 AM
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Haha...

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Old 06-09-2016, 12:24 PM
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Good deal. You're in for a few hours of fun. Lol
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: Which grinder for rear hangers.

When I did mine I used the grinding wheel on my angle grinder.

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Old 06-09-2016, 01:04 PM
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When I did mine I used the grinding wheel on my angle grinder.
How easy was removing the bed? I did it on my S-series truck a few years ago to fix a fuel tank issue. It was 8 bolts under the bed and some tail light wiring.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:12 PM
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How easy was removing the bed? I did it on my S-series truck a few years ago to fix a fuel tank issue. It was 8 bolts under the bed and some tail light wiring.
6 bolts (they go from the top down, so you don't have to lay under the truck to get them off) hold the bed down, 3 bolts hold the fuel filler beck to the bed, and one plug for the taillight harness.

Heat and lubrication will be your friend on the bed bolts.


I highly recommend pulling the bed to replace the spring hangers. Makes it soooo much easier.
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:01 PM
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Default Re: Which grinder for rear hangers.

Replacing leaf springs & hangers: https://imgur.com/a/WpQR8
Removing bed: https://imgur.com/a/ggIFp
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:12 PM
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Replacing leaf springs & hangers: https://imgur.com/a/WpQR8
Removing bed: https://imgur.com/a/ggIFp
Excellent!
Make me think I could even do it!
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