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Old 03-11-2015, 10:33 PM
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Help removing stubborn body bolts ( not the big ones)

Trying to take off my rock rails.

I have a stubborn 16mm nut that just wont come off. As i loosen it, it feels like its starting to give, but then just gets tight again. It feels like i could just keep on ratcheting...

Cant get an impact in the spot... And it seems like it would be hard to cut. Torch? Anything im missing?

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Old 03-11-2015, 11:19 PM   #2
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Take a grinder and cut off the nut.

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Old 03-11-2015, 11:34 PM
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With the rails on, its going to be really hard to get a disc grinder in that space to cut it...
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liquid wrench it, then give it a go
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Would pb blast work ?
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:15 AM
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Ill have to check it out... I still think that its going to be a tight space for me to cut the nut/bolt off. My rails are still on the rig and I cant hack them up entirely since im selling them.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:32 AM   #8
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If a grinder is too big try a Dremel with a cutting wheel on the tight spots.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:13 AM
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^ that will be strong enough for a bolt? I thought about it because it will definately fit in the tight space, but didnt know if it would actually work. What kind of cutting wheel would be best? Never had to use a dremel
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Not sure if we're thinking of the same bolts, but when I was installing my JCR sliders, the rear body mount bolts (with the giant washers) would come halfway out then get stuck and no amount of pulling or turning seemed to work. Had to work at each a couple minutes before the threads caught again and came the rest of the way out. Same thing going in. I just used persistence and force...
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:55 PM
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Im trying to remove the 2 smaller nuts next to those 18mm bolts. My smitty rock sliders mounted using the large body bolts and the smaller ones on each side.

Hoping that the dremel method works.
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Dremel makes a cutting wheel. Stop in any hardware store (Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware). Cut just the side of the bolt and it should come off.
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If you can't get a cutting wheel in there, a carbide burr works awesome for grinding hardened bolts down. I've had to do that before, and it's slow but it works awesome.

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