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Old 08-29-2010, 12:49 AM
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How Screwed am I?

Puttin on the BB kit today. Front end was a bit of a mess with all the IL salt freezing every nut & bolt. Had to break one of the front shock shafts trying to get the nut off.

And then came the fun stuff! Trying to get the bolt next to the frame off the rear shock on the driver's side. It started to move and then SNAP! just below the surface too... nothing to grab on to.

So, who else had this issue and how am I gonna find a drill bit long enough to drill that sucker out?

Suggestions please... I need to go to work on Monday!

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:00 AM   #2
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If you have access to air tools, then an air chisel would make easy work of that. Chhiesel out the welded nut and then use a long enough bolt to put back thru there from top side with thread point down to ground. You'll be able to get a box wrench in the top and then use socket wrench to tighten. Use a socket to somewhat hold open the plastice fender well gap so your fingers and hands don't get cut up


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Thanks, that's pretty much what I figured. Finished the lift and left the broken shock mount bolt removal to the professionals. I'll see how much it's gonna cost at the end of the day.
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