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Old 04-06-2014, 06:16 PM
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Yeah I know what you mean. This is actually the first time I've jacked a vehicle up before. I do like to mod my ranger but my whole family just puts it down and I don't wanna ask my dad for help because he thinks it's another "project that he will end up doing".

I would really like to get the shackles installed to prove them wrong. I think i could have done that if the top bolts didn't get stuck.
I understand where you're coming from. I live with my mom, and nobody on that side of the family understands why I work on my truck so much. My mom just about had a heart attack when I swapped in the 5-speed. She was pissed for the first week, but now that she sees it actually fixed the truck, she's come to terms with it. But now she can't drive my truck. lol.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:19 PM
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Problems are part of every job. Anything you do will most likely have problem (wrong part, stuck bolt, not the right tools, etc)



I would get 8 new bolts on your way home from school one day. Never put old rusty bolts back on anything. local hardware's have them so cheap its not even worth the hassle of dealing with nasty bolts

Aren't there only 4 bolts? 2 on each side? I could do that tomorrow after work, it's just I don't really have the right tools to get the stuck bolts out.

Also what kind of bolts would I need?

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I understand where you're coming from. I live with my mom, and nobody on that side of the family understands why I work on my truck so much. My mom just about had a heart attack when I swapped in the 5-speed. She was pissed for the first week, but now that she sees it actually fixed the truck, she's come to terms with it. But now she can't drive my truck. lol.

Yeah. Nobody gets the "style" I'm going for with my truck. They just see it as wasted money.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:21 PM
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Actually, you'd put wood blocks on a lathe and then turn new bolts out of wood.
lmao. Shhhh get outa my head!!! Lolol no wood can withstand that weight. And the threads would sheer instantly

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You and rob should come and help me Bring your rangers up for a mini meet. I have until next Monday to get this stuff done. ---------- Yeah I know what you mean. This is actually the first time I've jacked a vehicle up before. I do like to mod my ranger but my whole family just puts it down and I don't wanna ask my dad for help because he thinks it's another "project that he will end up doing". I would really like to get the shackles installed to prove them wrong. I think i could have done that if the top bolts didn't get stuck.
i would but I got school n parents wouldn't let me. rob is your best bet. He's owned like 5.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:21 PM
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Aren't there only 4 bolts? 2 on each side? I could do that tomorrow after work, it's just I don't really have the right tools to get the stuck bolts out.

Also what kind of bolts would I need?

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Yeah. Nobody gets the "style" I'm going for with my truck. They just see it as wasted money.
Sorry 4 lol

Take your old bolts and match them to new ones. If you dont know how to get the sizes you need i'm sure someone at the store can help
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:22 PM
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lmao. Shhhh get outa my head!!! Lolol no wood can withstand that weight. And the threads would sheer instantly
Dowel pins with c-clips on either side.

You could put them in a metal sleeve. lol.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:24 PM
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Sorry 4 lol



Take your old bolts and match them to new ones. If you dont know how to get the sizes you need i'm sure someone at the store can help

Problem, I can't get the bolts out! Lol. The two bottom ones seem to be in good condition actually. The top ones I can't even see the threads on.

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lmao. Shhhh get outa my head!!! Lolol no wood can withstand that weight. And the threads would sheer instantly

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i would but I got school n parents wouldn't let me. rob is your best bet. He's owned like 5.

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Old 04-06-2014, 06:24 PM
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Problem, I can't get the bolts out! Lol. The two bottom ones seem to be in good condition actually. The top ones I can't even see the threads on.

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Old 04-06-2014, 06:26 PM
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I got this! Find the sweet spot. Hook rope round bolt. Hook rope to brothers rangers and slowly pull till comes free. Leave 3 tires on when doing this. Caution truck may end up on ground lol
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:26 PM
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Try whats I said when you get a chance

With the screwdriver or the saw?
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:28 PM
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I can get the top bolt about this far out, then it doesn't move.



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Correction, it moves but doesn't loosen or tighten anymore.
do you have the truck jacked up at all? if not jack it up some and hit the bottom of the shackle with a hammer and move the bolt with your hand
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:29 PM
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Its 17+ hours or 1120 miles. And that's one way
Take the Cobra.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:29 PM
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With the screwdriver or the saw?
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Try to find the sweet spot first. ( lift up axle until it picks up the whole truck then lower it down until it looks like the springs have no spring left. If you know what I mean)
Then
Spray a good amount of wd40 inside of the bushing (opposite of the bolt end) then some on the bolt part that you have out already. Then hit the bolt back in then try to pull it out. (Try a few times )

The main problem is you most likely have it in a bind



Also You should be able to stick something in there and pound it out. (easiest way)
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:29 PM
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And easiest way is to remove the bottom bolt first. That way you can move the whole shackle by hand and remove the bolt
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:29 PM
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Take the Cobra.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:30 PM
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Take the Cobra.
I was doing a little above the speed limit on the freeway today. Probably could make it in 14 hours lol

Also would put to many miles on it
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