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 Post subject: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:00 pm 
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me and a mate are currently stripping a rusty XD van we were removing the rear leafs untill we got to the last bolt.

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bit dark but that bolt wont budge same on both sides last bolt holding the leafs in on each side.
we bashed the crap out of it and it still wont budge.

any suggestions to get the bastard out?

 

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:37 pm 
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Oxy or grinder

 

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:39 pm 
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jerrytorry wrote:
Oxy or grinder


need leafs back in to move it. once we are done it has to be moved from the back yard to the front.

and i dont have a oxy :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:53 pm 
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jerrytorry wrote:
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yea its cool if we cant get the bolt out we will leave them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:57 pm 
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Heat the bolt up a bit, then give it another bash. Might need to heat up rust to help loosen it.

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:06 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
Heat the bolt up a bit, then give it another bash. Might need to heat up rust to help loosen it.

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he doesnt have an oxy to heat it with...

 

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:14 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
Heat the bolt up a bit, then give it another bash. Might need to heat up rust to help loosen it.

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he doesnt have an oxy to heat it with...


Don't need an oxy, there are heat guns you can get that hook up to a normal lpg bbq bottle. That would probably do the job. I borrowed one from a mate to do a job with, gotta get me one of them, i reckon they are handy....

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:17 pm 
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So the bolt doesn't rotate with a socket and T handle (with a piece of pipe to increase torque effort)???

 

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:31 pm 
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yeah what snap said...

even if you lock two nuts against each other and swing off it with a good quality (so it don't break) spanner with pipe or socket with pipe to turn it in the spring to break rust away?

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:40 am 
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the nut is off the side the bolt should slide out you can still turn it with a socket but it does nothing. even with force applied to the end of it and someone using the ratchet.

you can also move the bolt side to side very slightly but no matter what we tried it didnt budge.

thanks for all the replies.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:28 pm 
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Smack the eye of the spring with a good heavy hammer or mallet a few times. Then try remove the bolt.

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 Post subject: Re: rear leafs
Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:45 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
Smack the eye of the spring with a good heavy hammer or mallet a few times. Then try remove the bolt.

Cheers

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done that we smacked the crap out of it smacked the bolt with a jack handle, mallet etc leaving them in now only reason we were removing them is to swap them with the ones in my XG as they had been reset but i just put some 2.5 inch blocks in my ute so there not needed now.

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