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Help!

We are in the middle of the body lift and have a couple issues to work through

How do you hold the OEM body mounts and bolts still to get them out of the the original spots? Either the bolts seem to spin or the mounts seem to hold the bolts from coming out of the mounts
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I've heard of heating them up with a torch helps. Just be careful when near gas tank!
There is loctite on them from the factory.
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usually you will have to hold the mounts with a big pair of channel locks, or vise grips, as they do have loctite on them, once they are loose a bit you can kind of tip them a bit for the vise grips to catch the plate on them ,
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I've heard of heating them up with a torch helps. Just be careful when near gas tank!
There is loctite on them from the factory.
x2 You need to heat up the cab bolts to melt the thread lock thats on it. Do that and the air gun should remove them with no problems.
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big fvcking channel locks

thats how i did it! pain in the *** but it worked. and no torch lol
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Yeah. Big set of channel locks, and some busted knuckles the first time your friend pulls the trigger. lol
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rangercrazy was refering to the body lift we just put on my truck...general consensus is body lifts are fawkin gay and we refuse to do another one...it took 18 hours because we kept hitting snags and stuff. but it made the truck look SOOOO freakin good. :)
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HEAT HEAT HEAT HEAT


If you dont have a Mapp gas torch or Propain GO BUY ONE NOW. you need it. the lock tite will fight you the whole way if you dont. heat the ever loving **** out of them from the under side on the cab mounts. if you get them hot enough you shouldnt even need to hold them but being you broke them loose from the rubber you will have to. get them HOT.

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rangercrazy was refering to the body lift we just put on my truck...general consensus is body lifts are fawkin gay and we refuse to do another one...it took 18 hours because we kept hitting snags and stuff. but it made the truck look SOOOO freakin good. :)
Record was 2.5 hours to do a body lift. normal is about 6 hours. if you have the proper tools and read threw everything before should have to many issues

reading the tech I posted a while ago will also give alot of helpful tips to speed the process up
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Record was 2.5 hours to do a body lift
Thanks! I should put that in my sig
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thanks for what.
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Done yet?
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Helping making my truck the record body lift
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Done yet?
yeah its done im gonna get some pictures up as soon as i figure out how to
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