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Old 02-20-2016, 03:16 AM
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Default Snag During Body Lift

A few days ago, I started prepping for a PA body lift install for my truck. PB Blasting everything, making sure I've got everything in line. I even got new body bushings to replace my worn old ones. I started yesterday evening and realized I didn't have a torch to heat the bolts, but I figured it wouldn't be a big deal. Long story short, I broke the head off the drivers side front lil bolt #5 on this diagram here. I'm thinking I'm gonna have to sawsall the bolt in half and drill it out probably, unless any of y'all know a better way?
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:09 AM
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A few days ago, I started prepping for a PA body lift install for my truck. PB Blasting everything, making sure I've got everything in line. I even got new body bushings to replace my worn old ones. I started yesterday evening and realized I didn't have a torch to heat the bolts, but I figured it wouldn't be a big deal. Long story short, I broke the head off the drivers side front lil bolt #5 on this diagram here. I'm thinking I'm gonna have to sawsall the bolt in half and drill it out probably, unless any of y'all know a better way?
This happened a few weeks ago when a few of us put a body lift on a 94. We were able to get a socket on the nut (#1 in picture) and was able to remove what was left of the bolt from the top. I'd try to go that route before anything else. Trying to drill that bolt out would not be fun as it is a Grade 10.
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:52 AM
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Gotcha. I'll try that first.
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:19 AM
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Yep, that did the trick. Thank you so much man!
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:21 AM
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Yep, that did the trick. Thank you so much man!
Awesome, glad it worked. We had no idea what to do either and figured that was worth a shot.
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