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Old 12-21-2008
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body lift question

im sure its been covered, i tried searching but couldnt find anything, on the two front mounts, i cant get the bolts out at all, it says to drill the threads out but what does that mean exactly, just drill the bolt out from the head?
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On mine we held the bushing with a large pair of channel locks and turned the bolt with a large breaker bar. Heat can help you here as well as on your cab mounts. After you get the bolt out you will be able to slide the bushing out. We clamped mine in a vice and stuck it in the drill press and drilled it out to 1/2"


The hardest part is getting that bolt out. Its tough but you'll get it.
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weve been trying to get it out for an hour!

thanks tho well keep trying.
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remember to remove the nut on top...





then it should just buzz right on outta there. the 4 lifts i've done, they buzzed right out with ease...using an air impact of course. once the bolts out, i take the rubber off the threaded end, then throw it on the vise and take a hacksaw to the mount and cut off the threaded portion of the mount. IF the new bolts were fullythreaded, you wouldn't need to do this step...but...they aren't fully threaded, so you must either thread the bolts all the way, or just drill the threads out or cut the threads off.
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i just used a die grinder to take the head off, now i just gotta get the threads out.
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heat is your friend

once you have them out take a 1/2 drill bit and drill out the threads
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I had to grind mine off too, the bolt just fell right out after that. Make sure to remove the nut on top though.
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I don't recall having that much trouble with mine. Just using a ratchet and a wrench. Then again, my truck had never been in the mud and was only a year old with about 12,000 miles. I guess it's different with older trucks.
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Yeah I ran no front bumper for 6 months, thats a big reason mine were so bad.
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