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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2000, 08:53 PM
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quick answer needed!!!

I am in the process of installing my add-a-leafs and cannot get the old leaf springs to seperate. I got all of the u-bolds off and now they are just held together by a center bolt that will turn but the top part that sticks out of the top of the pack also turns and I cannot hold it cause it is round and not hex headed. Needless to say the instructions on these suck so what am I supposed to do to get this damn thing to seperate?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2000, 09:22 PM
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Re: quick answer needed!!!

You need to use a pipe wrench to hold the top of the bolt that is just round, but before that you need to spray alot of WD40 and let sit for a few mins. then use a torch or even a propane torch and heat up the nut that is seized up onto the bolt! Get the nut hot very hot!!!!!

post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-23-2000, 12:26 AM
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I ended up having to cut that thing off with a hack saw. Fired up the torch to heat it up and crap out of propane. Anway....now that everything is on....I put the superlift add-a-leafs on and cranked the torsion bars 4 1/2 times to get 2.5 inches in the back and around 1.75 in the front. Definitely rides stiffer but I'm taking it out to test drive now...also I'm happy cause it sits higher than my dad's 2x4 fullsize chevy .....Happy Thanksgiving!!

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2000, 11:49 PM
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Re: quick answer needed!!!

heres your quick answer-"vise grips"-best tool in the world-craig

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if vise grip's don't work try a pipe wrench!! That's the best mechanic's wrench!!! used on anything

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Re: quick answer needed!!!

If you have a welder and a nut you can weld the nut onto that round thing and then you can remove it fairly easily, although you would have to do some grinding to use that round thing over again

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