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Old 07-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Pulling body off

How hard is it to pull the body off. I have vacation coming up soon and I'm thinking of taking the body off to bedline the frame.

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Old 07-29-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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The body mount bolts often break off and then you have to cut into the body and replace the plates

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Old 07-30-2013, 02:53 AM   #3
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Wiring will need to be undone in some parts, steering needs to be unhooked. shifters, parking break, break lines unhooked. Could turn into a big job but isn't impossible. Biggest issue would be as already mentioned the body bolts breaking. Would be a good time to go ahead and do body bushings if yours look rough.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:29 AM   #4
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Well...I have broken almost all of my body mount bolts trying to pull the tub off a bad frame. For those of you that have run into this issue, what is the easiest way to correct the problem? I know I will have to cut into the body. But, are there any suggestions to make this easier?
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:33 PM   #5
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I would use an angle grinder with a thin cut off wheel and cut a 2 inch square but leave one of the sides uncut and peel it back then pull those plates out and replace them
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:38 PM   #6
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That is a very good idea. I was thinking of using a hole saw and finding plastic plugs to put in after the mount is repaired.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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There are 2 mounts by the driver and passenger seat where the floor is on an angle so I'm not sure if a hole saw would work for those but it might work for others how many bolts did you break
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Here's my butchering. Angle grinders are your friend.






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