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Old 02-02-2010, 06:57 PM
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Spent most of the day working on my truck and didn't accomplish my goal. Was going to flip the shackles but only got one off and it was the easy one. Only had two rivets to grind out and two bolts. The other side has all 4 rivets and two of them I can't get to with the grinder. Was going to use an air hammer but couldn't find the chisel bit, go figure. So I put it back together and will try to be better prepared next time. Just wanted to vent a little.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:59 PM
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I usually drill out rivets not grind em off much quicker and easier
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:00 PM
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u take ur bed off?
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:26 PM
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No, didn't take the bed off, doing it by myself. I can see where that would make it a lot easier. I thought about drilling them but drill is dead.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:27 PM
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No, didn't take the bed off, doing it by myself. I can see where that would make it a lot easier. I thought about drilling them but drill is dead.
wow you should buy a cheap 19.00 drill to help out
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:32 PM
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No, didn't take the bed off, doing it by myself. I can see where that would make it a lot easier. I thought about drilling them but drill is dead.
Battery powered drills will take probably the same amount of time as a grinder. That's just my experience with drilling stuff. You can get a super cheap 1/2 inch arbored drill at any hardware store.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:41 PM
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Battery powered drills will take probably the same amount of time as a grinder. That's just my experience with drilling stuff. You can get a super cheap 1/2 inch arbored drill at any hardware store.
who mentioned battery powered?
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:09 PM
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I say get a friend, pull those 6 bolts and remove the bed. OR....imagine a HUGE bodylift with like rubbermade big storage boxes between the bed and frame. TONS of room to work with a grinder. Grinder is seriously the best option for shaving/cutting those rivets off. Ditch the rivet heads, beat hanger with hammer, hanger off, punch remaining rivet through frame. done. lol.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:42 PM
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Go to harbor freight and pick up a 1/2" Drill. Get a small drill bit and drill pilot hole in the center of the rivet. Then grab a big bit (Larger than 1/2" if you have one). Use the larger bit and just drill in far enough to take the head of the rivet off. Then beat the rest of the rivet out with a bit hammer and a punch. Its super easy and you wont tare anything up with the grinder. That's how I remove all rivets on my truck and customer's trucks.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:31 PM
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Go to harbor freight and pick up a 1/2" Drill. Get a small drill bit and drill pilot hole in the center of the rivet. Then grab a big bit (Larger than 1/2" if you have one). Use the larger bit and just drill in far enough to take the head of the rivet off. Then beat the rest of the rivet out with a bit hammer and a punch. Its super easy and you wont tare anything up with the grinder. That's how I remove all rivets on my truck and customer's trucks.
Definitely the easiest way, doing it like this for years on rivets of any kind.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:36 PM
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i tried doing the pass side when i did mine with the bed on and ended up cutting thru my hanger. decided it would be easier to take the bed off and it was done in a half hour each side.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:57 PM
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if i was closer i would come and help for the charge of helping me do mine lol
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:34 PM
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I still haven't gotten this done. I think that I will be at least raising the bed so that I can work under it. And I would help someone do thier's if they helped me.
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