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Old 02-17-2007
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Body Lift HELP!!! Quick!

how the hell does the front body mount bushing come out?!? it just keeps spinning and spinning and spinning.....

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is it unthreaded?
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is it unthreaded?
no. there was a top nut on it. that was easy to take off. but now the bolt just sits there spinning freely. my guess is that the bushings are holding it in place, and it will not come off!
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put alot of PB blaster.. and take a torch to it.. just watch out for FIRE.. lol.. also.. put some vice grips or sumthin on it.. hope that helps
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if theres no nut on it then it should come, i think its just super rusted to the bushings and washers.....strike it with a mallet a couple times and break the rust loose.

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is it threaded onto the body? if you removed the nut on top that'd mean the bolt just needs to come out? did you try brute force? BFH?
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it is threaded into the bushing as well as the top nut, travis.

try anything you can get to hold the bushing from turning, and use heat.
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is it threaded onto the body? if you removed the nut on top that'd mean the bolt just needs to come out? did you try brute force? BFH?
nope, im pretty sure its just held in there with the bushings. i tried brute force and a BFH lol, but it still not coming out. i'll try red_fx2's idea with a torch in a bit though.
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bf pair of channel locks?


lol, never touched the body mounts on the ranger
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vise locks on the washer there on top, torch it till you smell the rubber burning and IMPACT it off
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alright guys, ive tried everything u all suggested, and ive just about had it. the pos will not budge. iv been trying for several hours now, and cant go on because of this dumb body mount. im thinking of just cutting the damn thing off, washer and all. u guys think i'll be fine just running the body lift block in the front? maybe crank the t-bar if its uneven?

im freakin exhausted. i shouldve been done by now...
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Did you hold the top metal peice above the bushing with a pair of channel locks????? The bolt threads into that peice and can be a pain to get out. Do you have air tools, use an impact if you do.
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thank you guys! i went out and bought a BF channel lock and retried it and it worked!
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BFCL FTW!!!!

Thats what I used...it was still a PITA though on mine...on kevins, it took about 10 minutes of head scratching, then the light bulb went off
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i was lucky all 3 trucks ive done the bolts fell right out..yay!
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I had the same problem with that same mount so when I saw your picture I just laughed out loud. I used channel locks and spent much time, sweat, and blood to get that off.

When working on mine my hand slipped and hit the front cross member. It hurt so bad I couldn't scream I fell to the ground frozen. I am sure I cracked one of the bones in my hand. I lost strength in it for 2 weeks and just writing this now is causing me some pain.
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thank you guys! i went out and bought a BF channel lock and retried it and it worked!
Man, wish I could BL my truck. Stupid shifters.
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awe travis !! wanna hug? lol
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Man, wish I could BL my truck. Stupid shifters.
i know somone who would trade you out of that cumbersome manual t-case. got a perfectly good electric you could have in return....
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i know somone who would trade you out of that cumbersome manual t-case. got a perfectly good electric you could have in return....
I'll pass =]

If I had more time I'd fab something up for both of em. Time is something I'm def short on these days.
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we. well by we i mean Wayne, Underdog

just got down there w/ and angle grinder and cut the bolt off
but its done now, good job
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