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Old 05-23-2011
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urgent help with BL please!!

hey everyone so ive been working on my PA bodylift the past 2 days and finally got all the blocks in except for the front passneger core support. i CANNOT get the bolt to thread out of the bushing no matter what i do. i have heated it with a torch, PB blaster....everything! all it does it spin with the bolt. should i take out all the passenger side blocks and press it down with the truck itself? it wouldt work last night when i had my friend sit on the core supprt any other ways?? this pic is as far as i can get it...
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Had the same thing happen to me, I just used a sawzall to cut the bolt in between the rubber bushing and the top metal flange. Dunno if that's the best way though.
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set it back down, have someone sit on the core support, heat the nut and impact the bolt out
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set it back down, have someone sit on the core support, heat the nut and impact the bolt out
Tried that already with no luck at all :-/. Think imma go pick up a sawzall and try that approach...
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of the 10+ body lifts ive done ive never ever not been able to get one out...do you have mapp gas? an impact? a large pair of channel locks? PB blaster?
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of the 10+ body lifts ive done ive never ever not been able to get one out...do you have mapp gas? an impact? a large pair of channel locks? PB blaster?
I have everything you just mentioned...they worked on all the other bolts, but not this one, I don't understand why :-(
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Those front two body mounts were a pain on mine as well. They are perfectly designed for collecting water and encouraging rust. I used a pipe wrench to hold the top flange of the body mount while backing the bolt out. Plenty of heat and blaster too.
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for chits have you tried a puller. Just cut the damn thing off and drill it out
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well, somehow an alleged 10 hour job turned into 3 days of pain and suffering, but i finally got it done, lol. you guys probably won't approve of this, but after lots of heat, PB blaster, and impact tools i had no success. i ended up just hacking off the top of the bolt to get the mount off the truck, then chopped off the threaded part of the mount. i dont think it really affected anything, both mounts are the exact same height still. probably not the best method....but i ran out of options (and patience)...

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and a poor pic of the finished product...will take better pics when she's clean and in the sunlight...

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looks good, me and evilclown312 had to use a BIG *** monkey wrench and put our weight into it on mine... on his we torched the phuckers out.
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I had the same issues with mine, I ended up grinding the head off and then clamping it in a vise and using a pipe wrench to get it out.
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