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Old 06-05-2010
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I going to install a 3'' PA body lift on my 2001 and I can't get the body bolts out. The lower bushings just spin. I put wd40 on them but it's not helping. could someone teach me the trick for removing these. Thanks in advance.
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you need heat map gas torch works great heat them till there good and hottt and you smell burning rubber if there still spinning have a buddy hold them on the bottom with a big *** pair of channel locks another thing i found out when i did mine was a vice grip style filter wrench will also work and you dont have to have a buddy to hold it

but heat is the biggest thing ford uses some strong *** lock tight on the bolts and the heat melts it

also you wont need heat for the bed just the cab and coresupport
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Yes heat works best, also on my buddys we had a MASSIVE pipe wrench holding the top of it.
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