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gotta love rust..... sad thing is im going to need an angle grinder to cut the left 2 bolts off as on the other side they look like buttons off a shirt and are welded/rusted to the frame
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That f-ing blows man
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yea i figured thsoe brackets would of lasted longer then 8 years....
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Damn that sucks! I'm going to have to keep a closer eye on mine!
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wait, what happened? did that snap off?
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Yeah I Think imma order some por 15 and start coating up the frame of my 03 after seeing that
Hell my 95 wasnt that bad when it got totalled..as far as rust goes
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wait, what happened? did that snap off?
yep.....
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yep.....
haha thanks for answering. I kept looking at it feeling extremely stupid trying to figure out why it looked so weird.
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Ha! Just went thru this last weekend on my 2001.

Instead of spending time grinding, I blew the heads off the hardware on the bracket side with oxy/ ace then did a 4" grinder treatment to finish them off.
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Ha! Just went thru this last weekend on my 2001.

Instead of spending time grinding, I blew the heads off the hardware on the bracket side with oxy/ ace then did a 4" grinder treatment to finish them off.
i dont have a torch lol
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Time to needle scale and undercoat, should keep an eye on mine now.
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yeah that is never much fun.

I have never had mine break but I have had them bend!
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I did them mine when I had my bed off for my axle swap. I figured might as well do it when I had the opportunity.

hey were SOOOO bad, when I started to but them with a sawsall it went through like a knife through paper. Literally.

The bolts were the hardest part. 4 1/2 angle grinder with 2 or 3 cutting wheels and a grinding wheel should do it. You'll need a hammer, a punch or big phillips head screw driver, and a chisel or a big flat head.

Sometimes off roading, towing, hauling, and rough roads can "accelerate" the process of them braking down. My driver side had a good chunk missing after I hit a big pot hole that also snapped off my middle leaf.
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I did them mine when I had my bed off for my axle swap. I figured might as well do it when I had the opportunity.

hey were SOOOO bad, when I started to but them with a sawsall it went through like a knife through paper. Literally.

The bolts were the hardest part. 4 1/2 angle grinder with 2 or 3 cutting wheels and a grinding wheel should do it. You'll need a hammer, a punch or big phillips head screw driver, and a chisel or a big flat head.

Sometimes off roading, towing, hauling, and rough roads can "accelerate" the process of them braking down. My driver side had a good chunk missing after I hit a big pot hole that also snapped off my middle leaf.
I'm just glad they didn't break when i had the boat in tow.
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I'm just glad they didn't break when i had the boat in tow.
Don't think it woulda mattered much since the beds on these things seem to handle quite alot of weight.

My right side shackle was busted for at least a coupla weeks before I finally took the time to figure out exactly what all the squeaking was. In that time there was some towing and at least one trip from NH over to Monticello, NY and back with a motorcycle strapped in the bed. Didn't notice a thing other than some squeaking from the leafs contacting the underside of the bed.

Whoops!
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