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help getting rivits out

So as many of you know the rear leaf spring hangers are riveted to the frame.

My air chisel is not wanting to work..idk why Do any of you have any tip on how i can get those darn rivets out.
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Drill them out.
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drill the head off?
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dont drill them. use a angle grinder to grind the heads off then use a punch to pop them out. let me dig thru my drop pics and ill show ya
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im not sure ill be able to find a grinder. How strong of a drill will i need to drill through them
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it depends on the bit ive always just used a bit a little bigger than the head of the rivit just dont go to deep just enough until u can knock it off without digging into the bracket
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okay cool imma try it now ill let you guys know if i got them out
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o that works better
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i would suggest taking the bed off too. i did two of the rivets before i took my bed off and i seriously ground into my hanger. wich was bad. i need to pull that dam thing and plate it
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those pictures make it look easy
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you dont have em out yet?
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no i couldn't drill them out and it is getting dark outside. I think im just going to rent a grinder or take it to a shop and see if they can grind them out for a few bucks
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dude go to harbor frieght, angle grinders are like 25 bucks
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YOU CAN GO TO WALMART HARBOR FREIGHT THERE LIKE 20 BUCKS OR HOME DEPOT FOR 50-70
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i would suggest taking the bed off too. i did two of the rivets before i took my bed off and i seriously ground into my hanger. wich was bad. i need to pull that dam thing and plate it
The hangers are like $24 from the dealer and the shackles are like $23 just get new one's
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The hangers are like $24 from the dealer and the shackles are like $23 just get new one's
And miss spending some quality alone time with the welder ?
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And miss spending some quality alone time with the welder ?
gotta keep my skill up!
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what do you use to re attach the hanger to the frame?
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what do you use to re attach the hanger to the frame?
grade 8 bolts
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grade 8 bolts
and nuts amazing how many people out there do the bolts right but skimp on the nuts..

not saying yourself..
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Yeah you just won't get the job done with out tough nuts.
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^^^^ that's what she said.
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what do you use to re attach the hanger to the frame?
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grade 8 bolts
3/8th by 1 inch grade 8 bolts to be specific.
you need 8 washers and 8 nylock nuts too, pepboys has them
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