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Old 08-18-2006
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help with BL!!

ok im doing my 3" body lift and i have come to a stop i got all the nuts out of the body mounts but the BOLTS WILL NOT COME OUT or the mount i have used a tourch and have used a BFH (big f####### HAMMER) and nothing workes HELP!!! whats going on in those mounts what might work??
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Well I was going to try and help, but I guess the 97 is different. On my 2005 the bolts just pulled out of the big black bushing that is up under the truck. I didn't notice any nuts on mine (inside the cab that is). The only one I had nuts on were the two up front at the radiator support. Sorry for a "no help" answer.
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im guessin your talkin about the cab bolts. ive have good luck with heatin the hell ou tof the sleeve in the bushings, clampin a pair of visegrips on the sleed, and using an impact up top on the bolt.
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have you soaked the bolts with PB blaster? if not try that and let it sit overnight then soak em again when you try the next day
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have you soaked the bolts with PB blaster? if not try that and let it sit overnight then soak em again when you try the next day
really doesnt do to much because of the lock tite on the threads


you have to HEAT THE HELL OUT OF IT...then Impact it off with an air impact. should come right off
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yea i tryed the heat with the torch and even a sledge hammer wont budge them ... it looks like the plate on the rubber boot is welded to the bolt???
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What are you hitting with a hammer???

Go under the truck....heat the nut / sleeve up.....go back on top and put an impact on it and your good....when we did scottys his was being a PITA and we did that and got them all out...

(used all my damn propane too)

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yea i tryed the heat with the torch and even a sledge hammer wont budge them ... it looks like the plate on the rubber boot is welded to the bolt???
any more ideas??
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what is gots name are you hitting you dont need to honistly dont take this wrong but just from your post i am getting this are you even touching the bolt up top with an AIR IMPACT GUN? if not you will have a ***** of a time
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k i got it ... on one of them there was a nut that came off from the top and the bolt was on the botom i was hitting the bolt thinking it would come out wtih no nut on it but i was wrong it was treded into the sleave i used channle locks and a socket and got it out

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