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Old 07-10-2012
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Body Lift Rescue Meet! (MA)

Hey guys, I need a rescue. or just some help haha. I started my Body Lift a couple days ago and have been struggling. Anyone in MA wanna help me out? I'm in Burlington. I have Fri and Sat off from work and plan on devoting those days to wrenching away at the Ranger and making some progress on it.

So far I have disconnected and taken everything off that needs to be EXCEPT the body mount bolts which I have loosened. These are giving me the most trouble bc they are seizing up towards the bottom before I can get them off. Probably due to rust. I have torched them and used penetrating oil up the a$$. Air tools would rule but I don't have them.
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I can Friday but I'll have my chick with me. She can turn a wrench too..put her too work. Talking to another member about this too.
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I'll find out sometime today if I can make it or not. So far, I'm good to go.
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Awesome, the more the merrier haha. I'm about to sawsall the bolts off on one side and might end up replacing the bushings all the way around. I'm gonna have an air compressor for tomorrow as well so if you have an impact wrench feel free to bring it if you don't want to kill yourself wrenching rusty bolts off. plus any tool you feel like bringing feel free.
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I don't think those bushings are cheap lol i'd just leave them and blast them out tomorrow with an impact
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What time do you wanna shoot for? and I'm not sure the impact will help on these ones or not. They will just spin like crazy if you can't hold the washer at the bottom. we can try i guess. if not I'll just drive it to the mechanic later and have him replace the ones i mess up.
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What time do you wanna shoot for? and I'm not sure the impact will help on these ones or not. They will just spin like crazy if you can't hold the washer at the bottom. we can try i guess. if not I'll just drive it to the mechanic later and have him replace the ones i mess up.
do you have mapp gas? we'll put the bolt all the way back down then heat the bolt till its red, and blast it out. hopefully it works lol. if not, gotta use big *** channel locks to hold it
oh and 1030-11 works for me

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do you have mapp gas? we'll put the bolt all the way back down then heat the bolt till its red, and blast it out. hopefully it works lol. if not, gotta use big *** channel locks to hold it
oh and 1030-11 works for me
All i have is a small bernzomatic butane torch lol I have some big *** channel locks though. I also got some nice new metal cutting blades for my sawsall just in case :p
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All i have is a small bernzomatic butane torch lol I have some big *** channel locks though. I also got some nice new metal cutting blades for my sawsall just in case :p
go to a hardware store or home depot and pick up a map gas torch. its a yellow one. that will make everything way easier.

oh and its going to be 90 tomorrow. I'll only stick around for an hour or two then come home to sit in the ac all day lol
Also where in Burlington? Need an address

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Well, we can just give it another go with mine and your impact unless you have one you wanna bring. I'm broke till next paycheck haha. this is such a pain, suspension lift next time, no more body lifts :p
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Last minute change of plans, I can't make it man sorry
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craaaap haha, it's all good. Dave you still in?
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If I go early, like 9am I could probably help a while before its hot and do the stone work at home during peak sun hours lol
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If I go early, like 9am I could probably help a while before its hot and do the stone work at home during peak sun hours lol
Do it! haha, I'm free all day so I'm down and could use all the help i can get. Can you bring your impact gun? I made sure i nagged my boss and lugged an air compressor home in my work van lol
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Do it! haha, I'm free all day so I'm down and could use all the help i can get. Can you bring your impact gun? I made sure i nagged my boss and lugged an air compressor home in my work van lol
yeah i'll have to bring my shitty one because people love borrowing my stuff and forgetting to bring it back lol
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yeah i'll have to bring my shitty one because people love borrowing my stuff and forgetting to bring it back lol
Fine by me! see you in the morning then, before it gets too hot lol
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**** i can come wicked early like 7AM! but gotta leave by noonish
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I'm leaving in like 10 minutes, I just woke up.
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I'm leaving in like 10 minutes, I just woke up.
cool, i'll be outside getting everything set up. see you soon
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How did it turn out?
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It's done. I loosened the bolts he had trouble with and did one side of the cab then I had to leave. He texted me later saying it was done
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Yup all done, been busy so i havnt got the bumpers on but when i do i'll put up pics. Thanks to Pedro! Hahs
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