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Icon4 HELP!!! body lift problems

hey guys i need some help
i started my body lift this morning and got the bed done no problem

my problem is the cab i was having trouble getting the bolts out from in the cab and then ended up breaking the one bolt below the pedals. it broke right on the edge of the nut/bushing so i cant get any thing to hold onto to get it out
what can i do to get these bolts out easier. i already soaked them for the whole day
and how can i get whats left of that broken bolt out of the nut so it can be reused or am i goinig to have to get a new one???

i absolutely have to have this done by tommorrow night so im kinda in a rush
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You can try drilling out the broken off bolt.
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You can try drilling out the broken off bolt.
i thought of that but then how will i trhead the new bolt in there?
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Torch! If you don't have a little torch go to lowes and get the blue bottle propane torch, it works great and makes it so much easier. Its under 20 bucks too
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use a drill bit just smaller then the treads that way dont hit then it will come out easy
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i thought of that but then how will i trhead the new bolt in there?
Re-tap the hole, or heilicoil (sp?) it
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Try applying some heat to the other ones before taking them out
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yea im going to use my propane torch tommorow the reason i didnt today was cuz my dad wasnt wantin me to catch my truck on fire

so if i drill that bolt out of the bushing it should be easier to take out???
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go get a torch...drilling out a bolt is no fun.

You can cut the head off with a dremel tool and the bolt will just fall out
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go get a torch...drilling out a bolt is no fun.

You can cut the head off with a dremel tool and the bolt will just fall out
yea i got the broken bolt/bushing out of the truck and put it in the vice to try and pull out the remainig bold but its not happening
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anyone else
id like to get as many ideas on how to fix this now that way
at the butt crack of dawn tommorow i can tackle this thing
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Tap the inside of that bolt for a smaller bolt size, screen in bolt and use a pipe wrench to break them both free.
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FIRE FIRE FIRE is a must...
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I had the same problem with the bolt on the pass side I cut it out and used a extra bolt and put a nut on the bottom side
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Whats the deal? Did you get it out?

And yes FIRE is the best way at this point. PB Blaster for about a week would have been good also.
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well i woke up this morning and got the torch and WOW did that help
so yea its done now took me a total of about 16hours mostly by myself and then my 12 year old bro helped some
im getting tires within the next 2 weeks and will post a new thread then
but for now heres some pics
oh and thank you RSTANGBOI for the lift
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oh and he exhaust and hitch dont look to bad in person so i may just keep them that way
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looks good man. I left my hitch too.
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small tires! Looks good man. I would at least raise up those exhaust pipes looks kinda goofy.
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hahaha...yeah dude....torch. lol. glad you got it figured out and done.


is that....why...i think it is....another bodylifted DWB!????
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yea the torch has become my new best friend
it took me like 10 min to zip those cab bolts out after the torch

yea eventually i will have the exhaust rebent but the hitch is fine

and yea BL DWB ftw haha youur truck was my inspiration for lifting fx4wannabe
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jordan.

looks sick.

call me when you get ur new tires so we can go play lol
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jordan.

looks sick.

call me when you get ur new tires so we can go play lol
for sure
but im not getting new tires for a couple weeks unless i find a good craigslist deal
but yea im down for goin out to praire city but ill prob end up bringin my dirt bike too
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and yea BL DWB ftw haha youur truck was my inspiration for lifting fx4wannabe

HELL YEAH! Thanks man!!

DWB BROTHAHOOD YO!
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oh yea Randy you left out the fuel filler vent hose ext i think?
but i didnt even need it so what ever

any one have ideas on matterials to make gap guards out of?
i dont need them for the front just the rear and im not spendin 90bux on the PA gap guards
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oh yea Randy you left out the fuel filler vent hose ext i think?
but i didnt even need it so what ever

any one have ideas on matterials to make gap guards out of?
i dont need them for the front just the rear and im not spendin 90bux on the PA gap guards
hm....coulda sworn i had it in there...

if i do ever find it, ill give it to ya anyways.
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