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Re: Help I need a contraption...
Guess what man, I did the exact same thing!!!
The first thing I did was the most logical, drill a hole in the bolt and use an extractor, seems easy right. Well, needless to say, I broke the extractor off inside bolt, oops! Then I drilled several small holes around extractor to get it out, some of these small holes probably went into the nut on the frame since I was running out of room. I After I got the extractor out, I used a bigger extractor, now that I had a bigger hole. I commenced to cranking, now I broke the nut loose from the frame, surprise! Anyhow, I got it out and was left with a hole in the bottom of my frame with no nut welded to it.
Here's what I did. I brazed (didn't have a wleder at the time!) a bent up coat hannger to the end of a nut and fed it down into the frame through a hole in the bottom of the frame a foot or so from the back end (I got the old nut out through this same hole using a magnet BTW). I was able to position the nut over the hole and get the bolt started. Since I brazed the living hell out of the coat hanger and nut, the coat hanger kept the nut from spinning and held up to the torque required to bolt the hitch on. Now that's a contraption! Email me if I can help any, I feel your pain! The coat hanger is still in my jeep!
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Big Ed
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